Gujjar agitation claims 10 more lives : toll 26

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Jaipur/New Delhi, May 24 (UNI) The agony of a bloodbath continued to haunt Rajasthan today as 10 people were killed and three others injured when police opened fire to disperse mob of Gujjar protesters at Sikandara in Dausa district while incidents of violence and arson were reported from a number of places protesting yesterday's police firing in Bayana.

Official reports said police opened fire at Sikandara in Dausa when other routine means, including use of tear gas and rubber pellets, proved to be ineffective in controlling the mob, which was staging a 'raasta roko', suddenly turned violent and resorted to stone pelting.

Director General of Police AS Gill said the mob burnt Roadway booking cabins, some stalls and tyres on the road side on this busy Jaipur Agra Highway and later set afire the Sikandara Police station.

The mob attacked the police, shot at a CRPF sub inspector and beat up three four other cops.

The CRPF, RAF and RAC personnel intially tried to control the situation by using tear gas and rubber pellets but it did not work and then they opened fire which left ten persons dead and three others injured,the DGP said.

Agitating Gujjars staged 'rasta roko, chakka jam and bandhs' at various places in the state to protest yesterday's police firing at their agitation in Bayana which had left at least 15 people dead.

The situation in Pillukapura region in Bayana, where... picking up para seven, line one of DR 66, AGITATION-GUJJAR-SECOND LEAD SITUATION.

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