Dangawas clash: 25-member CBI team lands in village

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ajmer
  • Updated: Jun 04, 2015 10:46 IST

A day after the CBI took over the two cases related to caste clash in Dangawas village of Nagaur district, a 25-member team, including two superintendents of police (SP) and four deputy SPs reached the village on Wednesday evening. Earlier in the morning, a five-member forensic team reached the incident site to collect evidences.

Dangawas was rocked by a bloody clash between Dalits and Jats on May 14 resulting in the death of four persons.

The state’s CID-CB officials, who had been handling the case until now after it was taken from the local police, handed over all related papers to the CBI officials.

Sources said the CBI team held discussions with the director general of police (DGP) Manoj Bhatt and home secretary Ashok Sampatram in Jaipur earlier in the morning. CBI has taken over two cases for murder, rioting, criminal trespass, atrocities against SC/ST etc.

CBI Team Inspects Incident Site

Sources said the CBI probe will hover around three main points: 1 - What transpired at the Jat meeting that was held on the fateful day leading to the carnage; 2 - Where was the weapon which was allegedly use to kill Gosai, the first casualty of the incident; and 3 - Call details of the Merta police officials to ascertain their locations when the incident took place.

Meanwhile, the injured recuperating at Jawahar Lal Nehru hospital in Ajmer have demanded that the CBI officials visit them to record their statement. A team led by Parbatsar sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) left for Ajmer earlier in the day to bring back the victims but the latter refused to come from the hospital.

“We came here after doctors informed us that these persons were fit to be discharged from hospital,” said Rajendra Singh, SDM, Parbatsar.

However, MunnaLal Meghwal, a victim, said they would not return to Dangawas unless they have fully recovered.

Death toll in the incident touched 6 after two persons succumbed to their injuries at the Ajmer hospital.

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