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Thousands gather at Anandpal village, block roads, clash with police

There are reports of seven people being injured in stampede caused by police firing.

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February 1, 2018, 5:08 pm

Anandpal sikar protest tehsildar

File Photo: A vehicle of a district administration officer was put on fire in Sikar by people demanding CBI probe in Anandpal police encounter.

Jaipur: The state police remained on toes in Sanwrad village where Rajput community leaders had called for a protest rally against the police encounter of Anandpal Singh in Malasar village of Churu district 18 days ago.

There were reports that police had to resort to firing in the air and also fired tear gas to disperse the crowd of protestors when they tried to damage railway tracks. Seven people including two policemen are reported to have been injured in the stampede that followed the police firing in the village. The police however didn’t confirm the firing and the number of people injured.

Thousands of people turned up in the public meeting organized in Sanwrad on Wednesday. Police searched each and every vehicle looking for weapons or any illegal object that could be used in creating a law and order situations. Drones flew over the village and the images and videos captured by them helped the police keep a tab on the situation.

The police had imposed section 144 of CrPC. Police resorted to lathicharge and fired tear gas when people tried to block roads by burning tyres.

Sixteen checkpoints were set up to stop vehicles and search them.

The family members have refused to budge and create the body until their demand for a CBI probe was not met.

Nearly 2500 policemen were deployed in the village under the supervision of 50 senior police officers.

ADG Ajit Singh and IG Malini Agrawal also kept a tab on the situation.

Internet services have been banned in Churu, Nagaur, Sikar and Bikaner districts till midnight on July 12. The ban may be extended further.

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First published: July 12, 2017