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Policemen involved in Anandpal encounter to be rewarded: Rajasthan DGP Manoj Bhatt

February 1, 2018, 5:39 pm

DGP Manoj Bhatt after anandpal encounter

DGP Manoj Bhatt said policemen involved in Anandpal encounter would be rewarded.

Jaipur: Rajasthan director general of police (DGP) Manoj Bhatt congratulated the team of nearly 50 policemen who were involved in tracing and then killing criminal Anandpal Singh in an encounter after the criminal refused to surrender and opened fire on the police.  DGP Bhatt said that all the policemen would be rewarded for their bravery and for putting their lives at risk in the line of duty. Rajasthan police have appealed for people not to glamorize the criminal. Read more: Do we want to make our children notorious like Anandpal Singh, asks Rajasthan police Read Also: Tension simmers in Anandpal village; police force deployed DGP Bhatt said that one constable Sohan Lal sustained bullet injuries and his condition is stated to be critical. Sohan Lal is undergoing treatment at SMS Hospital in Jaipur. Another constable Dharmpal sustained bullet injuries on his leg and is out of danger, DGP said. Both would be bestowed with gallantry awards. Inspector Suryaveer Singh was also injured on his hand. “It was a tremendously dangerous operation because our jawans were faced with a criminal who has a history of showing aggression when confronted with the police. On Saturday too, he used automatic guns and fired several rounds of bullets to force the policemen to retreat and hurt them, but they stood their ground,” said Bhatt. Aanandpal Singh was killed in a fierce gun battle with nearly 50 policemen of SOG and quick response team (QRT) in Malasar village of Churu on Saturday night. Read Also: Anandpal Singh killed in police encounter near Churu’s Malasar SOG IG Dinesh MN had supervised the entire operation from Jaipur, while two add SPs – Sanjeev Bhatnagar and Karan Sharma – were on the spot. Read Also: Anandpal encounter: IPS Dinesh MN does it again, gangster traced under his supervision Rajasthan home minister Gulab Chand Kataria also said that the police wanted to catch the criminal alive, but he opened fire on them. It forced the police to engage in a gun battle and he was killed in the encounter, he said. The family members of Anandpal Singh have already demanded a CBI probe, alleging a fake encounter. Rajasthan police have appealed for people not to glamorize the criminal. Read more: Do we want to make our children notorious like Anandpal Singh, asks Rajasthan police Read Also: Tension simmers in Anandpal village; police force deployed Read Also: From Pappu to Anandpal Singh: The story behind the making of a dreaded criminal in Rajasthan

First published: June 25, 2017