Jaipur: BJP leader and chief whip in the state assembly kicked up a controversy on Sunday after her attended a blood donation camp organized by Rajput community leaders on the occasion of the death anniversary of gangster Anandpal Singh
. Gurjar however told the media persons that he was not aware that the camp was being organized in honor of Anandpal Singh.
“I was invited by some leaders of the Rajput community. I have been associated with the community. They told me that they were organizing a camp. When I went there I saw a photo of Anandpal Singh, I was really surprised. I immediately left the venue,” said Gurjar.
The camp had been organized by Sri Akhil Rawna Rajput Sewa Sansthan at Chamunda Mata Temple in Nehru Garden in Bhilwara. District president Harikishan Singh Kanawat said the camp was attended by Kalulal Gurjar, BJP Kisan Morcha district president Udailal Bhadhana, dairy chairman Ramlal Jat among many others.
Anandpal Singh was killed in a police encounter
in Churu’s Malasar village last. Rajput community organizations organized many functions on his first death anniversary on Sunday. The functions were organized in Barmer also.
Anandpal Singh was a known criminal and had several cases of murder, kidnapping and extortion lodged against him. Rajput community had staged demonstration in protest of the encounter
. It alleged that the gangster was killed in a fake encounter. The state government had to recommend a CBI probe
. A CBI team is camping in Shekhawati region of the state to probe the case.
First published: June 25, 2018