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Accused in Dara Singh encounter case found dead

PTI  Jaipur, November 15, 2012
First Published: 16:10 IST(15/11/2012) | Last Updated: 16:14 IST(15/11/2012)

 An accused in the Dara Singh alleged fake encounter case was found dead on Thursday in Churu district of Rajasthan.



"Prima facie, the man was shot dead. His body was recovered today (on Thursday) near Bukhari village located near Churu-Sikar border," SP, Churu, Omprakash told PTI.

"His family has identified him as Vijay Chaudhary who was involved in Dara Singh killing case but we are verifying his identity," he said.

The SP said that CBI, the investigating agency of the case, was being informed by the district police so that his identity could be confirmed.

Vijay Kumar, who was involved in liquor business, was absconding and wanted by the CBI in the alleged fake encounter of 2006 in which few police officers, including two IPS officers A Ponnuchamy and A K Jain have been arrested.

The CBI also arrested senior BJP politician and MLA Rajendra Rathore in April this year but the lower court discharged him.

However, the widow of Dara Singh, a liquor smuggler who was killed in a police encounter in 2006 near here by SOG Rajasthan, approached the high court following which the court directed Rathore to surrender before the CBI but he has got relief from the apex court which has stayed the high court order earlier this month.

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