On September 14, ten people were killed in police firing in Gopalgarh but still no one is arrested despite the 26 FIRs registered in the case. This case was happened some two months before when a clash was taken place between Meo Muslims and Gujjars on an issue of a small piece of land and took control them police fired on them and in that result 10 people was killed and many injured in it.
In this case still no one is arrested which raised a question of slow pace of investigation even though the case was handed over to the CBI by the state government but still there is no progress. In this case sources said that CBI grilled Krishna Kunal, the suspended district collector of Bharatpur and the SP Hinglaj Dan also on November 4 but still there is no progress in the case. On their statement they said that medical board has not allowed them to take statement of the injured people till date.
The investigation in this case was started after the arrival of a forensic team on October 8, and this was followed by visits of CBI officials camping in Bharatpur, recording statements of over 150 eyewitnesses. The police constable who accompanies the team said that it is very difficult for them to trace the eyewitnesses as many of them have fled from the town. In this scenario, they could manage to record the testimony of 3-4 witnesses a day,
Another challenge for the team is to investigate the 26 FIRs. These FIRs have names of all prominent Meos and Gujjars, say sources, and of the total FIRs, 20 were lodged by Meo Muslims, five by Gujjars and one by the state government. So it is very difficult for them to investigate on this case.
Report by Dushyant Tiwari