Why no mur­der FIR reg­is­tered in Anand­pal case: HC asks govt

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - - Htrajasthan - HT Cor­re­spon­dent htraj@hin­dus­tan­times.com

The Ra­jasthan high court on Thurs­day is­sued no­tice to the state govern­ment for not reg­is­ter­ing a mur­der case in con­nec­tion with gang­ster Anand­pal Singh’s en­counter.

The court was hear­ing a pe­ti­tion filed by slain gang­ster’s wife Raj Kan­war. In her pe­ti­tion, she said she had filed an FIR against po­lice of­fi­cers in­volved in the en­counter for fair in­ves­ti­ga­tion, but po­lice were yet to reg­is­ter the FIR.

Dur­ing the hear­ing, Kan­war’s coun­sel Gord­han Singh told the court that po­lice did not com­ply with guide­lines of the Supreme Court af­ter the al­leged en­counter.

He said there were many ques­tions needed to be an­swered by po­lice re­gard­ing the al­leged en­counter.

“There is also sus­pi­cion about po­lice of­fi­cers’ mo­bile lo­ca­tion dur­ing the al­leged en­counter,” he said.

On this, Jus­tice Pankaj Bhan­dari asked the state govern­ment to file a re­ply.

Anand­pal, 47, was killed dur­ing a raid by the spe­cial op­er­a­tion group of Ra­jasthan po­lice at Malasar vil­lage in Churu district on June 24. His body was kept in freezer for 20 days as his fam­ily de­manded a CBI probe.

The state govern­ment has ac­cepted the de­mand af­ter fierce demon­stra­tion on the en­counter in sev­eral places in the state. The cen­tral probe agency, how­ever, has not reg­is­tered a case yet.

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