Uncertainty prevails over funeral of slain gangster Anandpal Singh

The body of slain gangster Anandpal Singh is still to be cremated 12 days after he was shot dead in a police encounter.

Published: 05th July 2017 04:18 PM  |   Last Updated: 05th July 2017 04:18 PM   |  A+A-

For representational purpose

By PTI

JAIPUR: The body of slain gangster Anandpal Singh is still to be cremated 12 days after he was shot dead in a police encounter.

Police said they have handed over the body to his family members.

"It is up to his family members to decide on the funeral.

The ball is in their court," SP Nagaur Paris Anil Deshmukh said.

Since the encounter took place, Anandpal's family members and members of the Rajput communities are holding on to their demand to get the encounter investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).

Family members have refused to cremate the body till the two brothers of the slain gangster are released on bail from jail for taking part in the funeral.

The Rajasthan government had on July 2 issued a notice to Anandpal's family and said non-disposal of his body could lead to spread of disease.

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 on June 24.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp