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Jalore encounter: Cases lodged against suspected criminals and Andhra Police

Rajasthan police confirmed that Bharat had prior criminal cases registered against him.

jaipur Updated: Oct 28, 2017 20:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Rajasthan,Jaipur,Jalore encounter
A case was lodged by Andhra Pradesh police against Singh and his associate Bharat, who also sustained injures during the gun battle, charging them with attempt to murder.(SHUTTERSTOCK IMAGE/REPRESENTATIVE PIC)

A day after a suspected criminal died in a gunfight with Andhra Pradesh police in Rajasthan’s Jalore district, three cases were registered on Saturday.

Suspect Bheem Singh was wanted in a case of dacoity.

A case was lodged by Andhra Pradesh police against Singh and his associate Bharat, who also sustained injures during the gun battle, charging them with attempt to murder, said Hawa Singh Ghumariya, inspector general of police, Jodhpur range.

“Another case was lodged by Bharat’s family against Andhra police personnel for murder and attempt to murder,” said Ghumariya.

The third case has been registered by the family of Shanti Devi, who was allegedly run over by Singh’s car when it was being chased by Andhra Pradesh police, he said.

Jasaram Bose, additional superintendent of police (Jalore), said: “The accused in the case of accident will be decided only after investigation. Both the bodies of Devi and Singh have been sent for post-mortem.”

A magisterial probe will be conducted in the matter of Singh’s death as per Supreme Court guidelines, Bose said.

Talks were held between the administration and the family of the deceased before an agreement on the post-mortem could be reached, said officials.

Rajasthan police confirmed that Bharat had prior criminal cases registered against him.

Jalore district collector Laxmi Narayan Soni said Devi’s family would get compensation paid by the government in cases of accidental deaths.

The police firing took place on Friday afternoon, after officials of Andhra Pradesh who were on the lookout for Singh got to know about his whereabouts. Singh had died after being hit by bullets fired by the police personnel.

First Published: Oct 28, 2017 20:17 IST