DNA | Last Modified - Oct 11, 2011, 03:17 AM IST
Jaipur: Bhilwara police has lodged criminal case against four persons for illegally occupying land of two dalit families in Badi ka Badiya village. A case under SC/ST Act and other sections of IPC has been registered at Kareda police station of the district.
DNA had first reported that Deva Gujjar and Paras Gujjar of the same village had threatened Ganesh Lal and Dalu Lal (siblings) of dire consequences if they did not handover their land to them within three days. Deva and Paras also had support of sarpanch Shiv Lal Gujjar due to which victims' five daughters were being ill-treated in the school.
Earlier, the local police had turned down the complaint filed by the Lal brothers but after the report was published in DNA, SP Bhilwara directed the Kareda police to lodge a case against Deva and Paras and other persons involved in the case. The police said that a case had been registered against Deva and Paras Gujjar and their family members, including sister Premi and mother Rukmini. "A case under prevention of atrocities act against SC/ST and sections 447 and 504 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered against them and the inquiry has been handed over to Deputy SP Gautam Bhaskar," said an official.
Sources said that the police would also interrogate Shiv Lal Gujjar, the sarpanch of Thana gram panchayat, for his alleged role in helping the Gujjars and terrorising the dalits to handover their land to illegal occupants. Interestingly, he got the Gram Sabha Purushkar in 2010.