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Rajasthan minister Dhan Singh Rawat’s son Raja called to police station in road rage case

Rajveer allegedly turned up at the police station on Tuesday afternoon. He had been called to the police station after home minister Gulab Chand Kataria assured that an unbiased probe would be launched into the incident.

July 4, 2018, 8:49 am

minister's son Raja beating up man

Video grab of minister Dhan Singh Rawat's son Raja beating up a man in a road rage incident.

Jaipur: Rajasthan minister Dhan Singh Rawat’s son Rajveer Rawat alias Raja was summoned to Kotwali police station in Banswara in a road rage case as the state government faced widespread criticism after a video showing him thrashing a man went viral on social media. Raja was however let off just after he remained a few minutes at the police station. Banswara SP has asked the police station in-charge Shaitan Singh to submit a report on the incident within five days. Rajveer turned up at the police station on Tuesday afternoon. He had been called to the police station after home minister Gulab Chand Kataria assured that an unbiased probe would be launched into the incident. Raja was summoned due to the pressure mounting on the government. The police have still not lodged an FIR in the matter. Rajveer allegedly thrashed a man, identified as Prerak Upadhyay when the latter didn’t let his vehicle pass by. Rajveer overtook the man’s car, got out of his vehicle and thrashed the victim severely. No action was taken in the matter even when a CCTV camera footage of the incident, went viral. The incident reportedly occurred on June 1. The video went viral on social media a few days ago. The incident left the Rajasthan government embarrassed even as it’s gearing up for the assembly elections due later this year. Prerak also came to the police station. CO, Banswara Veera Ram Jat told The PinkCity Post that no FIR has been registered in the matter. “We are investigating the case,” said the officer. SP, Banswara Kaluram Rawat however said that both the parties were called to the police station so that a factual report could be prepared in the next five days. “If any complaint is registered, we will take appropriate action,” said the officer.

First published: July 4, 2018