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No question of CBI probe into Anandpal's encounter: Kataria

Press Trust of India  |  Nagaur/Jaipur 

Home Minister Gulab Chand Kataria today said there was no question of a probe into the encounter of gangster Anandpal Singh.

Curfew has been imposed in Sanvrad village of Nagaur after one person was killed and 25 were injured yesterday in clashes between the police and members of the Rajput community, who are demanding a probe into the gangster's death.

They have refused to cremate the body of Singh, who was gunned down by the police on June 24, until their demand is

The state human right commission has asked the state to cremate Singh if his family did not do so.

The minister said the will act on the commission's order if Singh's family failed to cremate the body in 24 hours.

"Why would we order a probe? First my policemen risk their lives in an encounter and then they demand an inquiry against them. They can move if they want it to be probed. We are ready to face an investigation," Kataria told media persons.

He said the gangster was asked to surrender several times and it can be ascertained from the statements of the persons arrested from the house where he had taken shelter.

"We have followed all the 16 guidelines laid by the Supreme for police encounters. We have got a re- postmortem done and handed over the body to his family," Kataria said.

He said a senior police officer has been tasked with convincing Singh's family to cremate the body as per the SHRC order.

"If they do not agree, the state will take action," the minister said.

Kataria termed yesterday's violence over the issue as "unfortunate" and said that members of the Rajput community were given permission to hold apeaceful rally.

"Cases will be registered against the guilty. 150-200 people have been arrested. Of the 32 injured, 24 are policemen. One of the policemen's condition is critical and he is undergoing treatment in the ICU of a hospital. One Lalchand from Haryana was killed in the clashes," he said.

Meanwhile, the State Road Transport Corporation has resumed bus services in Nagaur, Sikar, Jhunjhunu and Churu today.

The corporation had yesterday suspended the plying ot its buses due to tension in the area, RSRTC spokesperson Sudhir Bhati said.

A railway spokesperson said two trains were cancelled, one partially cancelled and three were diverted.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Thu, July 13 2017. 18:22 IST