Probe role of MLAs in Bharatpur riots: Court
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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


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