Bikaner clash: Ex-par secy among 16 sent to JC

Bikaner: A former Rajasthan parliamentary secretary and 16 others, who were arrested after a clash broke out between a mob and police over the death of a Dalit boy here, were on Tuesday remanded in judicial custody by a local court.

Former parliamentary secretary Govind Meghwal, who was allegedly leading the mob, and the 16 others were arrested yesterday on the charges of damaging public property, pelting stones at police, among others.

Over 30 people, including policemen, were injured in stone pelting and lathicharge during a demonstration here yesterday, demanding action against policemen and compensation to the family of a slain Dalit boy.

A youth - Kishan Lal - who went missing since February 17 was allegedly murdered and his body was found in a canal here on February 26.

His family members and relatives said that he was missing after police detained him on February 17 and accused three policemen of local police post of killing him.