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Gujjar leader Bainsla goes underground
Onkar Singh in Jaipur | June 07, 2007 11:32 IST
Col Kirori Singh Bainsla, who led the Gujjar agitation in Rajasthan last week, has gone underground following the registeration of murder cases against him and senior agitation leaders.
In fact, most of the Gujjars against whom cases have been registered have fled the state to escape arrest.
While state police maintain that Bainsla is not with them, family members of Col. Bainsla insist that the man has not reached his home for past two days.
Col. Bainsla is expected to resurface in Pushkar on June 8 where the details and circumstances under which an agreement was reached would be considered.
Legislator Govind Singh Gujjar has expressed his resentment against the agreement in open and wanted to know why it was signed in the first place, he told newsmen in Jaipur on Thursday.
Meanwhile Dr Roop Singh Gujjar, who was the main leader between the media and the Gujjar leadership during the peak of violent agitation, has accused Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje Scindia of going back on her word that Gujjar leaders would not be prosecuted.
"Now we are told that hundreds of FIRs are being registered against the Gujjar leadership," he said on phone.
Dr Roop Singh is himself camping outside Rajasthan, possibly in Haryana, to avoid arrest for the cases registered against him though he pleaded ignorance that any case had been registered against him in person.