Anandpal Singh killed in police encounter near Churu’s Malasar

| June 25, 2017 | Last Updated:
June 28, 2017 9:07 pm
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Anandpal Singh police encounter in Churu: The criminal was killed after being on the run for nearly one and a half years.

Jaipur: Notorious criminal Anandpal Singh who had been on the run for the past one and a half years was killed in a police encounter late on Saturday. He was found hiding in the house of an aide Shravan Singh in Malasar village of Churu. Anand Pal fired nearly 50 rounds of bullets on the policemen when they tried to surround the house he was hiding in and arrest him alive. Circle inspector Suryaveer Singh had a fracture in his hand while another policeman Sohan Singh sustained bullet injuries in the waist. He was admitted in Jaipur’s SMS Hospital. Another policeman, Dharmpal, sustained bullet injuries on his leg.

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The police encounter took place nearly 11.30 pm on Saturday.Bullets pierced Anand Pal Singh’s body during the exchange of fire between him and the police, killing him on the spot.

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The house in Malasar village of Churu where Anand Pal Singh was killed in an encounter

The cops are learnt to have recovered two AK-47 guns and 400 bullets after the encounter. Nearly 50 policemen of SOG and quick response team (QRT) were part of the operation.

The news of his encounter spread quickly in the state. In some areas of Didwana and Ladanu in Nagaur district, people even congratulated each-other, terming the encounter a much-awaited justice for the broad daylight murder of Jeevan Goadara, Harphool Jat and Pappu Meghawal. The murders took place in Godara Maket of Didwana on June 27, 2006. Anandpal’s name had cropped up in the sensational murder case.

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Anandpal’s fans vent out their anger on social media channels, prominently Facebook which is being used for running many fake pages of Anandpal. “We are proud of your Anandpal”, ‘RIP Anandpal’, and ‘We would take revenge’ are some of the messages being shared on Facebook.

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Anand Pal Singh lying in a pool of blood after the police encounter.

A few hours before the encounter, the special operations group (SOG) arrested his two brothers Devendra alias Guttu and Vikki from Sirsa in Haryana.

During interrogation with the two brothers, it came up that Anandpal Singh was hiding in the house of one Shravan Singh in Churu’s Malasar village.

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A team of SOG had been camping in Haryana under the supervision of IG, SOG Dinesh MN for the past one and a half months. The team nabbed Vikki and Guttu from Sirsa around 6 pm on Saturday.

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CI Suryaveer Singh getting treatment at a hospital.

After their brief interrogation, police came to know that Anandpal was hiding in Shravan Singh’s house for the past two days.

A team led by add SP Karan Sharma was immediately rushed to Malasar.

The team surrounded the house, but Anandpal Singh and his aides came to know about the presence of cops. They climbed on the rooftop and started firing, using AK – 47.

Anandpal allegedly fired nearly 50 rounds of bullets.

At the time of his encounter, he was clean-shaved. He is known for keeping beard, but police officials said that he became clean-shaved to disguise himself.

Anandpal had fled from the police custody on September 3, 2015 while he was being taken to Ajmer high security jail from a court hearing in Nagaur’s Ladanu town.

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Near Parabatsar town in Nagaur district, Anandpal’s gang members opened fire at the policemen escorting the criminal and helped him escape. Anandpal took away an AK-47 that belonged to the police.

In the past one and a half years, the SOG and Nagaur police arrested more than 100 people, mostly members of Anand Pal’s gang, but the criminal remained elusive. While more than 60 people have been released on bail, the remaining people are still behind bars.

Nearly five months after his escape in Parbatsar, Anand Pal was allegedly chased by Nagaur police, but he allegedly opened fire at the police party, killing a policeman Khumaram.

Anandpal Singh was carrying a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head.

Home minister Gulab Chand Kataria said that the encounter was inevitable because Anandpal used automatic guns to open fire on policemen.

“We wanted to catch him alive, he left us with no other option,” said Kataria. To read what Gulab Chand Kataria said after the encounter, click on the link below:

Encounter was inevitable as Anandpal opened fire on police, home minister Gulab Chand Kataria

There were reports that the family members of Anandpal have demanded a CBI probe into the matter alleged in a fake encounter. They also demanded that Anandpal’s two brothers who were arrested should be given the opportunity to attend his last rites.

DGP Manoj Bhatt said that Anandpal was asked to surrender several times, but instead he opened fire and engaged the police in a gun battle. The police had to fire in self defense.

A resident of Sanwrad village in Nagaur’s Ladanu area, Anandpal had political ambitions. He had fought in local panchayat elections. He entered the world of crime after he got involved in illegal liquor trade and came in direct conflict with criminals who were already into this business.

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Rajasthan DGP Manoj Bhatt said that all the policemen involved in the encounter would be rewarded for their bravery.

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