Goons demand votes at ‘gun point’ for panchayat election in Rajasthan
A video of two gun-wielding men seeking votes in favour of their candidates for a gram panchayat election in Dholpur has gone viral, prompting police to launch a manhunt on Fridayjaipur Updated: Sep 15, 2017 20:20 IST
A video of two gun-wielding men seeking votes in favour of their candidates for a gram panchayat election in Dholpur has gone viral, prompting police to launch a manhunt on Friday.
In the video, a man -- identified as Ombeer Singh Gurjar of Lalauni village -- can be seen threatening villagers at gun point to vote for Amrat Lal Gurjar in Garhi Sukkha panchayat election. Locals say Ombeer was released from a jail on bail recently.
Similarly, another gun-wielding man – identified as Bantu Gurjar of Atraj Ka Pura village, can be seen demanding votes for Amar Singh Gurjar.
Election in Garhi Sukkha panchayat that has 3,500 voters will be held on September 18. The poll was necessitated after present sarpanch Anjani Singh Parmar was disqualified by the high court.
Parmar contested the poll as an OBC candidate but the high court found him to be from general category, sub-divisional magistrate of Bari Gordhan Singh Meena said.
The superintendent of police of Dholpur, Rajesh Singh, said Ombeer was a vehicle thief and wanted in some criminal activities. Police teams have been formed to nab for him, he said.
“Criminal will be arrested before the polling. Security will be provided at all booths to complete the election in peaceful manner,” Singh said.
First Published: Sep 15, 2017 20:20 IST