Probe role of MLAs in Bharatpur riots: Court

Last Updated: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 00:52

Jaipur: A special CBI court on Friday directed
the agency to investigate the alleged role of two MLAs in
fomenting communal violence in Gopalgarh in which 10 persons
were killed last year.

On September 14, 2011, ten persons of Mev Muslim community
were killed and few others were injured in clashes between
members of Mev and Gujjar communities over a land-related
dispute in Gopalgarh in Rajasthan`s Bharatpur district.

The court directed the CBI to investigate the alleged role
of MLAs Zahida Khan (from Kama) and Anita Singh (from Nagar,
Bharatpur), along with two other leaders of a particular
community and submit a report after the counsel for both the
communities pointed fingers at them during arguments today.

It was alleged that key witnesses had made statements
attributing specific role to these legislators, but the CBI
had not carried out investigation against them.

Taking note of the statements made by accused, the special
court directed the CBI to investigate role of the two MLAs and
the two other persons.

PTI



First Published: Saturday, March 17, 2012 - 00:52

comments powered by Disqus