Jaipur: A CBI team including investigators and forensic experts recreated the incident of Anandpal Singh encounter at Malasar village in Churu district on Tuesday to find out if there were any loopholes in the story that the Rajasthan police’s SOG team came up with after gunning down the notorious gangster. All the officials and policemen involved in the encounter were asked to recreate the scenes. The CBI is looking for any inconsistencies in the SOG’s version as to how the encounter took place.
The CBI team is led by DSP Sunil Singh Rawat. It also includes forensic experts including Central Forensic Science Laboratory (CFSL) director. The CBI team brought along with it mirrors and hockey sticks which was reportedly used during the encounter.
Former Churu SP Rahul Barhat took a meeting of all the policemen who were involved in the encounter before the CBI team arrived at Malasar.
Anandpal Singh who was killed in a police encounter in Churu.
Anandpal was killed in a police encounter in Malasar village of Churu district on June 24 last year. His family members alleged that the encounter was bogus and he was killed even when he wanted to surrender. The police officials, however, said that he was asked to surrender several times, but instead opened fire on policemen.
One man was killed while more than 32 others, most of them policemen, were injured in clashes between police and Rajput community members at Sanvrad village on July 12
. People who were protesting demanding a CBI probe into the encounter went on rampage. They beat up policemen, uprooted railway tracks and even attempted to torch a train.
Bowing to the demand of the community, the state government recommended a CBI probe.
First published: July 31, 2018