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Rajasthan: Police Conduct Searches Against Rajput Leader's Killers, Protests Held Across State

Jaipur Police Commissioner said that the two accused, responsible for the fatal shooting of Gogamedi and Naveen Singh Shekhawat, who was accompanying them to the Rajput leader's residence on Tuesday, have been identified.

Protests take place across Rajasthan after Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi on Tuesday.
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The Rajasthan Police conducted searches on Wednesday to apprehend the two individuals responsible for the tragic killing of Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi, the Rajput leader and national president of Shri Rashtriya Rajput Karni Sena.

Jaipur Police Commissioner Biju George Joseph informed PTI that the two accused, responsible for the fatal shooting of Gogamedi and Naveen Singh Shekhawat, who was accompanying them to the Rajput leader's residence on Tuesday, have been identified.

The police are currently engaged in extensive efforts to locate and apprehend the suspects.

“One of the accused is from Haryana and the other from Rajasthan,” he said.

Joseph said the two accused secured access to Gogamedi's house through Shekhawat.

It is a matter of investigation whether Shekhawat, who used to run a cloth shop, was aware of the intentions of the two accused, he said. 

Sukhdev Singh Gogamedi was tragically shot dead in the living room of his residence on Tuesday, prompting widespread protests from the Rajput community, who have called for a shutdown in Jaipur.

In response to the incident, Khatipura road in Jaipur was blocked, and a significant number of community members gathered outside the Metro Mass hospital in the Mansarovar area, where Gogamedi's body is currently held. Simultaneous peaceful protests were reported in Jodhpur and Udaipur, with no incidents of violence.

Expressing dissatisfaction with the state police's handling of the situation, Mahipal Singh Makrana, the national president of Shri Rajput Karni Sena, strongly criticized the state Director General of Police, demanding their removal for perceived lapses in providing security to Gogamedi.

“There was an intelligence input about the murder of Sukhdev Gogamedi from Punjab Police but the Rajasthan Police did not provide him security. This is a clear failure of the police. The DG should be moved and action against negligent police officials should be taken,” he told PTI.

Makrana said there is huge resentment in the Rajput community and they will be forced to hold protests across the country if the accused were not caught. 

He said not only the Rajput community, but the 'Sarv Samaj' (all communities) is agitated over the incident.

Gangster Rohit Godara linked to the Lawrence Bishnoi gang has taken responsibility for the murder on a social media post, a police official said.

Gogamedi's supporters have demanded a compensation of Rs 11 crore for the family of the slain leader.

"The incident makes it clear that there is 'Jungle Raj' (law of jungle) in Rajasthan. The accused should be killed in an encounter,” one of the supporters said.

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