Jodhpur to remain closed in protest of Vasudev Israni murder
An SOG team arrives in Jodhpur.
Last Updated: February 1, 2018, 1:38 pm
Jaipur: All the markets in Jodhpur will remain closed on Tuesday in protest of the murder of a mobile showroom and departmental store owner, Vasudev Israni, two days ago. A partial bandh had been observed by the business community in Sardarpura C-Road in Jodhpur on Tuesday. Jodhpur Vyapar Sangh has called for a complete bandh on Tuesday. The schools, A partial bandh had been observed by the business community in Sardarpura C-Road in Jodhpur on Tuesday. Jodhpur Vyapar Sangh has called for a complete bandh on Tuesday. Schools, colleges and medical services would not be affected by the bandh. A double bench of Rajasthan high court on Monday lambasted Jodhpur police for their failure to save a man who was already under police protection due to threats from an organized gang of criminals. The bench of Justice Govind Matur and Justice Vinit Kumar Mathur commented that there seemed to be no police and security in Jodhpur. “What could be more shameful than the fact that a man who was under police security was killed. Had I been the police commissioner, I would have resigned,” said Justice Mathur. The court has directed the principal secretary, police commissioner, divisional commissioner and the district collector to appear before the court in person on September 22. Meanwhile, senior officials of Rajasthan police’ special operations group (SOG) including ADG Umesh Mishra and IG Dinesh MN reached Jodhpur on Monday night after taking over the case from the local police. They held a meeting with senior officials of Jodhpur police including police commissioner Ashok Rathore. Related stories: Jodhpur: SOG to investigate Vasudev Israni murder case Jodhpur: Mobile trader shot dead for not paying ‘protection money’
First published: September 19, 2017