In an unusual turn of events for a city like Jaipur, the angry mob turned violent and pelted stones at the policemen, killing one. The mob also burnt police vehicles and attacked the ramganj police station in Jaipur. Ac a precautionary measure, curfew has been imposed in areas of four police station, including Ramganj, Manak Chowk, Subhash Chowk and Galta Gate police stations.
According to locals, the series of events started when a policeman allegedly misbehaved with a senior lady. Another theory, which is coming in from the side of Jaipur police, suggest that a policeman had hit a bike-rider with a lathi when he tried to escape the routine check. Soon after that, the locals in the area gathered and moved to Ramganj police station.
The ramganj police station was attacked and vehicles were burnt, which included a chetak jeep and a 108 ambulance in the police premises. Police responded by lathi charge on the mobs and it had turned violent till then. Unconfirmed reports suggest one casualty by lathi charge, whereas, latest rumours are suggesting that a policeman might have died.
The curfew has been imposed to control the situation and in some parts of Jaipur, we are also getting reports about the banned internet. A lot of subscribers on Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea and BSNL have reached out to us complaining of no internet since morning. We have confirmed the same at our end and found that the internet services have been suspended by police orders.
9:30 AM – Schools and coaching institutes will remain closed in Jaipur. The curfew has been imposed since 2am in the night and mobile internet services have been suspended till the next orders.
11 September 2017
The internet service in Jaipur has been reinstated. All the users of Reliance Jio, Airtel, Vodafone, Idea can now use the internet. The situation in the affected areas remains critical and the curfew has been extended till the morning of Monday, 11th September 2017. All the educational institutions and coaching institutes in the city will function normally on Monday.
Internet services have been started in 50 out of 64 police station areas in Jaipur. The 14 areas, where Internet service will remain banned till 11th September midnight include Ramganj, Manak Chowk, Subhash Chowk, Galta Gate, Jalupura, Kotwali, Nahargarh, Bhatta Basti, Sanjay Circle, Shastri Nagar, Bramhapuri, Transport Nagar, Adarsh Nagar and Lalkothi.
The family of Aadil, 24-year-old boy who was killed by Police firing on Friday, has demanded a compensation of INR 1 Crore, Government Job for one family member, FIR against the policeman who shot Aadil and suspension of the entire staff of Ramganj police station. In the talks held with commissioner of Police and District collector on Sunday, September 10, no conclusion was derived and the Muslim leaders have warned of a protest until their demands are met.
In another interesting turn of events, we are now hearing that there were 2 individuals who lost their lives due to the police firing on Friday. The other accused is a handicapped individual who runs an e-rickshaw for his livelihood. To check the protests from erupting violent, the police had stopped the news for 3 days.
Bharat Kodwani, the other person who died, had gone to drop passengers in his e-rickshaw. Since Friday evening, there was no contact with him and based on that, his family had filed a FIR in Ramganj police station. The family of Bharat was called to the SMS hospital today to identify the body of the deceased. The parents of Bharat have also demanded compensation on the lines of the demands of Aadil’s family.
According to the latest reports we are getting, the autopsy (post-mortem) of Aadil (Mohammad Raees) has been conducted and the body has been handed over to the police. The body will be cremated at Ghat Gate graveyard today.
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