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Rajasthan: Gujjar dacoits threaten to blow up Raje's palace

May 28, 2008 09:46 IST

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Notorious dacoit chieftain Jagan Gujjar and Ram Vilas Gujjar on Tuesday night threatened to blow up Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje's palace in Dholpur if the demand of the agitating Gujjar community was not conceded within 72 hours.

The dacoits conveyed the threat to a leading Hindi daily in Jaipur over telephone. They threatened to take this drastic step if the state government did not accept the Gujjar community's demands.

The dacoits have been reportedly present at Pilukapura, where the Gujjars are sitting at dharna since May 23, seeking Scheduled Tribe status for the community.

The dacoits said that they had decided to support the ongoing Gujjar agitation on their own.

Reacting about the reported threat, Raje said that she would not deviate from her duty as Chief Minister in the wake of any threat.



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