CBI to probe Bharatpur communal violence

Last Updated: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 09:45

Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Friday night
announced a CBI probe into the community clash in Bharatpur`s
Gopalgarh village which left eight people dead.

A high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Ashok
Gehlot decided to hand over the case to the CBI. At the same
time, a judicial inquiry by a retired High Court judge will be
conducted into the incident, officials said.

Bharatpur District Collector Krishna Kunal and SP Inglaj
Dan have been suspended, they said.

Gehlot also announced compensation to the victims and
government job to one family member each of those died in the
clash.

Eight people were killed and 21 others injured on
Wednesday in a clash between two communities over a land
dispute at Gopalgarh in Bharatpur, forcing the district
authorities to impose curfew in some areas.

According to police, incorrect entry of a land meant for
digging a pond as a graveyard in government records by a local
patwari was the cause of the clash.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, September 17, 2011 - 08:43

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