More than 35 years after Man Singh, son of the erstwhile king of Bharatpur Kishan Singh, and his two associates had been killed by Rajasthan police in an alleged encounter on February 21, 1985, a particular CBI courtroom in Mathura Tuesday held 11 policemen together with a Deputy Superintendent of Police responsible underneath sections 189, 149 and 302 of the Indian Penal Code.
All the 11 accused, who’ve since retired from service, had been despatched to jail. The courtroom is predicted to pronounce the sentence on Wednesday.
“On Tuesday, 14 accused who had been out on bail surrendered earlier than the courtroom of District Judge, Mathura, Sadhna Rani (Thakur). The courtroom held 11 policemen together with a Deputy SP — all native of Rajasthan — responsible, they usually had been taken into custody. The courtroom acquitted three others for need of proof,” mentioned District Government Counsel, Mathura, Shivram Singh.
The particular CBI courtroom had examined 61 prosecution witnesses and 17 defence witnesses within the case.
After the courtroom verdict in Mathura, Man Singh’s daughter Krishnendra Kaur Deepa, a former BJP MP and ex-minister of tourism within the state, advised reporters she was joyful justice had been served after 35 years.
A day earlier than the alleged encounter, on February 20, 1985, Man Singh, the then titular head of Bharatpur had, in a match of rage allegedly as a result of Congress employees tore and vandalised his posters, crashed his jeep into the helicopter of the then Rajasthan Chief Minister and senior Congress chief, Shiv Charan Mathur. Mathur was in Bharatpur to marketing campaign for retired bureaucrat Vijendra Singh, who was fielded by the Congress celebration towards Man Singh, a seven-time impartial MLA from Deeg.
Following this incident, a case was lodged towards Man Singh on the Deeg police station. Next day, when Man Singh, alongside along with his associates, was en path to his constituency Deeg for an election rally, he was shot useless by police personnel who had blocked the highway following a curfew order. Two different males – Sumer Singh and Hari Singh – had additionally misplaced their lives within the alleged encounter.
Vijay Singh, son-in-law of Man Singh, who had accompanied him, was not harm within the firing. The policemen hit him and later took him to the police station. Due to public strain, he was launched. Following Vijay Singh’s grievance to the Superintendent of Police, an FIR was lodged by the police. After the state authorities really useful a CBI investigation into Man Singh’s loss of life, the company took cost of the case on February 28, 1985, and filed a chargesheet in July 1985.
Man Singh’s loss of life had created a political storm in Rajasthan with giant protests towards the then Congress Chief Minister Shiv Charan Mathur. It had repercussions even within the nationwide capital Delhi, and led to the resignation of Mathur because the state Chief Minister.
Traditionally, royal households in Rajasthan had been at loggerheads with the Congress celebration. In the previous, many members of erstwhile royal households contested elections both as independents or underneath the banner of outfits such because the Jan Sangh and Ram Rajya Parishad.
Man Singh’s nephew Vishvendra Singh is the MLA from Deeg-Kumher constituency. One of the 18 MLAs in Sachin Pilot camp, he was not too long ago suspended from the first membership of the Congress after the celebration accused him of conspiring to topple the Ashok Gehlot authorities.
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