Rajasthan priest homicide: CM Gehlot directs for CID-CB probe into case

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Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Sunday directed officers to get the killing of a temple priest in Karauli district probed by the CID-CB. He additionally condemned the BJP’s “try to present a communal color” to a land dispute between two households, which led to the dying of the priest.

“It’s condemnable that the BJP gave a communal color to the tragic incident between the Meena and Vaishnav communities of a land dispute case between two households in Bukna villlage of Sapotara. This has undermined the picture of Rajasthan unnecessarily,” Gehlot mentioned in a press release.

He mentioned the priest’s dying was not the results of a caste battle, neither a pre-planned incident.

The dispute between the 2 households over taking the possession of a bit of land resulted within the tragic incident.

On October 6, a day earlier than the incident, the panchayat had agreed in favour of priest Babu Lal Vaishnav, during which a majority of individuals of the Meena group had been current.

Instructions have been issued to get the case investigated by the CID-CB. Superintendent of Police (SP) Vikas Sharma has been assigned the duty, the assertion mentioned.

Gehlot mentioned the Congress authorities has all the time been striving to offer protection to monks and the land that comes below varied temples. 

Owing to the land dispute, Vaishnav was allegedly set on fireplace and he died on the SMS Hospital right here on Thursday. It’s alleged that 5 individuals, attempting to occupy the cultivated land close to the temple, set ablaze the priest by spraying petrol. Two have been arrested.

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