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Anandpal Singh’s daughter, Rajput leaders among those booked for violence in Sanvrad

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February 1, 2018, 5:03 pm

Anandpal sikar protest tehsildar

File Photo: A vehicle of a district administration officer was put on fire in Sikar by people demanding CBI probe in Anandpal police encounter.

Jaipur: The state government has taken a tough stand against the people who indulged in violence in Sanvrad village that claimed the life of one man and left 32 others, most of them policemen, injured on Wednesday.

Anandpal’s daughter Cheenu who is currently in Dubai, 11 senior Rajput community leaders are among people against whom FIRs have been registered. The accused have been booked under 22 different sections of IPC including those pertaining to misbehaving with a woman police office, inciting the mob, attempting to murder policemen, robbing police weapons, damaging government property, arson and uprooting railway tracks.

A mob of thousands of people had gone on a rampage at Sanvrad of Nagaur district, after a public meeting and protest rally organized against the police encounter of Anandpal Singh.

Apart from Cheenu and Anandpal’s lawyer AP Singh, several Rajput community leaders including Hanuman Khangta, Mahipal Singh, Yogendra Katar, Durg Singh Chauhan, Ranjeet Mangala, Ranjeet Singh Gedia, Ranveer Singh Gudha and Hatendra Singh. The police have however not booked Lokendra Singh Kalavi. Some of these are Congress party leaders also.

A man, Lalchand Sharma, was killed while 32 others were injured. The police had to open fire at the mob when protestors indulged in pelting stones and attacking policemen. The protestors injured an IPS officer and snatched away an AK-47 guns and other weapons from policemen. They even tried to torch a train and uprooted railway tracks.

First published: July 15, 2017