Tuesday, October 11, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Complaint filed in Dalit land grabbing case



Complaint filed in Dalit land grabbing case

Source: DNA | Last Updated 03:17(11/10/11)
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

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

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