Gujjar protest: 10 killed in fresh firing in Rajasthan

May 24th, 2008 - 8:17 pm ICT by admin  

Jaipur, May 24 (ANI): At least 10 people were killed and several others injured when police opened fire on agitating Gujjars in Rajasthans Dausa district on Saturday.

SHO Bane Singh of Dausa police station said that the violent mob torched a police station in Sikendra.

Earlier, Army was deployed on Saturday morning in violence-hit Bayana town in the district and nearby villages where clashes between Gujjars demanding Schedule Tribe status and police left 15 people dead.

Four columns of Army (about 800 troops) were deployed in Bayana town and nearby villages of Philpura, Dhumaria, Karvaria where the situation continued be tense, Bharatpur District Collector T Ravi Kant said.

As a precautionary measure, prohibitory orders have been promulgated in Dholpur, Sawaimadhopur, Karauli, Bharatpur and Jaipur districts, official sources said in the state capital.

Fifteen people, including a policeman, were on Friday killed in police firing and clashes between members of Gujjar community demanding Scheduled Tribe status for them and the men in uniform at Bayana.

Rajasthan government has ordered a judicial probe into the police firing. (ANI)

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