Mathura, July 21
Rajasthan’s 11 former policemen, together with a circle officer and a police station’s in-charge have been convicted by a courtroom right here on Tuesday for gunning down Raja Maan Singh of Bharatpur and his two colleagues over 35 years in Deeg space of the state.
After convicting the then circle officer Kan Singh Bhati and native police station in-charge Virendra Singh together with 9 different policemen on expenses of killing erstwhile Bharatpur riyasat’s chief and his colleagues Sumer Singh and Hari Singh, Mathura District Judge Sadhana Rani fastened Wednesday for announcing the quantum of sentences for the 11 convicts.
According to prosecution, Singh and his colleagues have been killed in an encounter by a Deeg police on the native grain market on February 21, 1985, a day after Singh, then contesting the Vidhan Sabha election as an impartial candidate, had allegedly broken the previous Rajashan’s chief minister Shiv Charan Mathur’s helicopter.
He was additionally accused of damaging some publicity materials and a stage arrange for Mathur to deal with an election rally in favour of the Congress candidate Brajendra Singh, a retired IAS officer, the prosecution had advised the courtroom.
Initially probed by the native police, the case was later handed over to the CBI for investigation and its trial was shifted to Mathura on the Supreme Court orders.
“Though we have got delayed justice, I am happy that guilty persons have ultimately been convicted,” mentioned Krishnendra Kaur Deepa, a member of the Bharatpur royal household and a multiple-term member of the Rajasthan meeting, both as an impartial or from the erstwhile Janata Dal or the BJP between 1985 and 2018.
Deepa, who additionally represented Bharatpur as soon as as a BJP MP, had been pursuing the case since 1985. PTI