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Rajasthan: CBI yet to take up Anandpal police encounter case

FIRs registered in 21 other cases in past 2 months.

February 1, 2018, 1:14 pm

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Anand Pal Singh lying in a pool of blood after the police encounter.

Jaipur: It has been two months since the Rajasthan government recommended a CBI probe into the police encounter of notorious criminal Anandpal Singh. The union home ministry is yet to accept the Rajasthan government’s request. It is worth noting that the CBI has registered 250 FIRs from 17 July until now and 21 of these cases are from Rajasthan. The Anandpal case though is still stuck and there appears no progress. The Rawana Rajput society has expressed strong objection to this. The government requested the CBI to investigate the Anandpal encounter case as well as the death of Surendra Singh who died in the firing during a protest rally in Sanvrad village of Nagaur district on July 12 earlier this year. Two months have passed yet there is no development in these two cases. During this period the CBI has registered 21 FIRs in various cases. These include 18 FIRs related to the Bikaner land scam, one about a bank manager of Chohtan, another about a post office official of Dungarpur as well about an entrepreneur family of Jaipur. The Rawana Rajput society warned of a fresh agitation against the government during  the Rawana Mahakumbh held at the All India Rajput Social Service Institute of Sirohi on September 24. The society also reminded the government that 33 of the 200 Assembly seats in the state are directly connected to their society. The government has taken this matter seriously and has decided to act. The government is learnt to have written to the union minister of state Dr Jitendra Singh, requesting the center to handover the Anandpal case to the CBI on a priority basis.

First published: October 2, 2017