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CBI quizzes Raj police officers in Anand Pal encounter case

Press Trust of India  |  Bikaner 

The (CBI) today questioned police officials in connection to the alleged fake encounter of gangster Anand Pal Singh, an said.

Two teams led by of police (ASP) inquired the officials for more than two hours in and Malasar of Ratangarh town in district where the encounter took place, a top said.

Singh was killed on June 24 last year in a police encounter.

Several groups -- especially from the Rajput community to which Singh belonged -- came out in protest claiming it was a staged encounter.

Amid the protests, the recommended probe into the encounter. The agency took over the probe on January 6 and registered three FIRs on the instructions of the Centre which had forwarded these cases to the agency.

The FIRs pertain to the alleged fake encounter, the violent protests that followed and the death of a person, believed to be witness to the encounter, in the police firing.

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First Published: Fri, January 12 2018. 21:05 IST