Anandpal Singh encounter: Family seeks CBI probe (Image: Wiki)
Slain gangster Anandpal Singh's family member have demanded a CBI enquiry into his death and have refused to cremate him. The demand has continued eight days after he was gunned down by Rajasthan Police in an encounter.
On Saturday, police had handed over Anandpal's body to his daughter Yogita Singh and maternal uncle at their hometown in Sanvrad in Nagaur district following a fresh post-mortem,which a local court had ordered after the family moved court.
"In the re-postmortem application, family members had demanded that Supreme Court guidelines on encounter befollowed. We followed it and investigation has been handed over to an independent, higher officer under the supervision of IG, Bikaner," Nagaur SP, Paris Deshmukh said.
Family members have been demanding a CBI inquiry in the encounter and were not accepting the body unless the government refers the case to CBI. However, after fresh post-mortem at the Churu district hospital, family members on Saturday accepted the body and have kept it on ice slabs in their home till their demand it met.
"Elaborate security arrangements are in place in Ladnusub division where the village is situated," SP Nagaur Deshmukh said. Anandpal, who had managed to escape from police custody while being taken back to a high security prison in Ajmer from a court in Nagaur in September 2015, had taken shelter in a house in Churu. He was killed in an encounter with police last Saturday.