Man shot by UP police in Rajasthan: Gujjars want CBI probe
Rameshwar Gurjar, who was shot dead by the Uttar Pradesh police in Dholpur on January 11.jaipur Updated: Jan 15, 2018 21:09 IST
The Gujjar community on Monday staged a protest demanding compensation and a government job for the family of Rameshwar Gurjar, who was shot dead by the Uttar Pradesh police in Dholpur on January 11.
People from the community, led by Gujjar leader Jayveer Poshwal, gathered at the district collector’s office where they handed over a memorandum to district collector Shuchi Tyagi for chief minister demanding compensation and a government job for the victim’s and a CBI probe into the murder.
The protestors said that the community will be forced to start an agitation in the state if their demands are not fulfilled.
The family agreed to take Rameshwar’s body, after a postmortem, when the police assured them that legal action will be taken against the UP police officials, Poshwal said.
The 25-year-old man was killed in firing by the Uttar Pradesh police who had crossed state borders to catch suspected cattle thieves on January 11 at Saypur village in Dholpur.
The police teams, led by station house officer of Basai Jagner police in Agra (Uttar Pradesh) Vivek Sharma raided Saypur village (under Sar Mathura police station) in Dholpur to arrest absconding cattle thieves.
According to the UP police, complaints against nearly 18 cattle thieves from Saypur have been registered at the Basai Jagner police station in Agra.
On a complaint by Gurjar’s cousin, Mohar Singh, the local police booked UP cops Sharma, sub-inspector Pradeep, constable Uma Shankar, two female constables and five others under section 302 (murder).
According to Singh, some miscreants came in two jeeps and tried to forcibly take away some elderly people. Protesting this, villagers started pelting stones, to which the miscreants started firing and killed his cousin.
First Published: Jan 15, 2018 21:09 IST