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Slain gangster Anandpal Singh's family refuse to cremate him till CBI probe launched

Jaipur: Family members of slain gangster Anandpal Singh are holding on to their demand for a CBI inquiry and have refused to cremate him, eight days after he was gunned down by Rajasthan Police in an encounter.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

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 be followed. We followed it and investigation has been handed over to an independent, higher officer under the supervision of IG, Bikaner," Nagaur SP, Paris Deshmukh told PTI.

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 Ladnu sub 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.

Published Date: Jul 02, 2017 14:49 PM | Updated Date: Jul 02, 2017 14:49 PM

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