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Gujjar leader Bainsla booked for murder: Minister
Onkar Singh in Jaipur | June 06, 2007 15:57 IST
Last Updated: June 06, 2007 19:21 IST
A senior Cabinet minister in the Vijay Raje Scindia government of Rajasthan confirmed that the police at Toda Bhim has filed a first information report against agitating Gujjar leader Colonel Kirori Singh Bainsla.
"I can confirm to you that he has been booked under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. You can check from your own sources," the minister said.
"I do not know whether the name of Col. Bainsla figures in it or not, but an FIR of 302 has been registered at Toda Bhim and it is being investigated by Station House Officer Dharmvir," a senior official of the state Home Minister Gulab Chand Katriya told rediff.com on Wednesday.
Gujjar leaders have moved the court to seek a copy of the FIR.
Charges have also been filed under sections 147, 148, 141, 334, 353, 181, 158, and 283.
According to Gujjar leader Roop Singh, about 4,000 Gujjars who had taken part in the agitation had been arrested from areas like Kotputali, Bayana, Sawaimadhopur and Bundi.
In a telephonic conversation with rediff.com, Roop Singh alleged that the state government had unleashed a reign of terror against the Gujjars and that they were being mercilessly beaten up in market-places to teach them a lesson.
When contacted, district magistrate (Dausa) said he knew about no such police brutality.
"I have just finished checking from all the sub-divisional magistrates and no such information has come before me. I request you to please let me know in case you come across any place where such an incident has occurred. As far as I know, this is just a figment of somebody's imagination," he said.