Anandpal Singh encounter: Protest turns violent; 16 cops injured
Jaipur: The entire Rajasthan is on boil since the encounter of arrant gangster Anandpal Singh, as agitated Rajput crowd attacked police on Wednesday night at a village of Nagaur district leaving at least 16 cops injured.
Describing the encounter as fake, the Rajput community of the state has sought a CBI enquiry into the matter. A mob of thousands of people attacked a police team with stones and also set a police vehicle on fire ain Sanwadra village in Nagaur.
The injured policemen also include a Superintendent of Police, said Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) N.R.K. Reddy.
Though police denied it, eyewitnesses said at least four protesters too were injured.
Three seriously injured policemen were referred to a Jaipur hospital.
Thousands of persons had gathered in the village from all over the state to demand a probe by the Central Bureau of Inquiry into the death of gangster Anandpal Singh on June 24.
His family claimed he was killed despite his willingness to surrender before police and that it was a part of the political conspiracy to eliminate him.
The protesters also damaged a section of the railway tracks in the area, following which rail traffic was diverted between Ladnu-Kuchaman section.
Earlier, police was deployed and Section 144 of the Code of Criminal Procedure imposed in the village due to the protest.