Strict action on negligence in probing Jaipur blast case: CM Ashok Gehlot


Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Thursday that strict action will be taken against investigators found guilty of negligence in probing the Jaipur serial bomb blast case, in which all the accused were recently acquitted by the high court.
He also said the suicide of a man in Jaipur due to alleged harassment and the incident of misbehaviour with a police head constable in Churu were unfortunate developments. The chief minister said that district authorities should be active in protecting the poor from harassment by influential people.
Referring to the acquittal of the 2008 Jaipur bomb blast case accused last month, the chief minister said strict action will be taken against those who were negligent in conducting the investigation. On March 29, the Rajasthan High Court acquitted the accused, who had been awarded capital punishment by a lower court. The high court had slammed the investigation.
In the review meeting, the chief minister also expressed concern over the incident of harassment of the poor. “The chief minister said that the incident of harassment and suicide of a poor person for building a hotel in Jaipur is very sad. The district administration should take cognizance of such incidents and take prompt action,” a release quotes him as saying.