CBI constitutes SIT to probe Bharatpur violence

CBI has constituted a special investigation team, headed by an SP, to probe riots in Bharatpur district of Rajasthan in which 10 people were killed.

Last Updated: Oct 12, 2011, 21:31 PM IST

New Delhi: CBI has constituted a special
investigation team, headed by an SP, to probe riots in
Bharatpur district of Rajasthan in which 10 people were killed
in clashes between two communities last month.

The clashes took place in Jama Masjid area in Gopalgarh
between Mev Muslim community and Gujjars over a land-related
dispute.
"The CBI has registered five cases (yesterday) relating to
the reported rioting between two communities, other related
offences and alleged police firing at Gopalgarh under
relevant sections of the IPC.

"A Special Investigation Team (SIT), headed by an SP, has
been constituted for expeditious investigation of these
cases," a CBI spokesperson said here.
An inquiry into the matter was referred to the CBI by the
Ashok Gehlot government and a judicial probe was also on.

The National Commission for Minorities has held the state
government responsible for the clashes.

PTI