At least 16 policemen were injured, including a Superintendent of Police, in violence in a village in Rajasthan's Nagaur district on Wednesday over an alleged staged gunfight, police said.
A mob attacked police with stones and set afire a police vehicle in Sanwarda village in Nagaur district late evening, injuring 16 policemen, including the Superintendent of Police, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) N.R.K. Reddy told IANS.
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.