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Unidentified men open fire at police van; 2 policemen injured, criminal escapes

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 4 September 2015, 12:32 IST

A man, alleged to be a liquor mafia and notorious criminal, on 3 September escaped and two policemen sustained injuries when unidentified persons opened fire at a van in which he was being taken to Ajmer jail after being produced in local court in Didwana twon of Nagaur district.

Who is the criminal?

The accused has been identified as Anandpal Singh, he was returning to Ajmer Central jail from Didwana court when he escaped.

How did he escape?

In Parbatsar area in Nagaur district, a vehicle suddenly came before the police van and some unidentified men opened fire at the van which left two policemen injured.

Taking advantage of the situation, Singh managed to ran away with his accomplices, she said, adding that police in Nagaur, Ajmer and nearby areas have been put on alert and efforts were on to trace them.

Anandpal's criminal history

  • Singh is alleged to have been involved in cases of smuggling of liquor and arms, murder, extortion among others.
  • He was arrested with another criminal from a farm house near Jaipur with one AK-47 rifle and over 500 live cartridges in November 2012.
  • He had allegedly killed Jivan Ram Godara in Didwana town of Nagaur district in 2006. Godara was also involved in the liquor business and was politically active at the local level.
  • Singh allegedly was also involved in the murder of a Jat Mahasabha leader Gopal Fogawat in April 2006 in Sikar district.

(With inputs from PTI)

First published: 4 September 2015, 12:35 IST