New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: A special CBI court in Mathura on Tuesday convicted 11 policemen, including a Deputy Superintendent of Police (DySP), for the killing of Rajasthan Royal Raja Man Singh, the then-titular head of princely state of Bharatpur, who was killed in a police encounter in 1985.

The court, where the case had been heard for the last two decades, will pronounce its orders on July 22 (tomorrow). The high-profile encounter on February 21, 1985, led to a political storm in Rajasthan resulting in the resignation of then Congress Chief Minister Shiv Charan Mathur.  The Supreme Court later also had transferred the case to Mathura from Rajasthan.

Raja Man Singh’s grandson, Dushyant Singh, in a statement unfolded the series of events which took place finally leading to the encounter of his grandfather.

"In the 1985 Assembly election in Rajasthan, the Congress fielded a retired IAS officer, Brijendra Singh, against Raja Man Singh, who was contesting as an independent candidate, in the Deeg constituency," Dushyant Singh said in the statement.

"At the time Congress workers insulted the Bharatpur flag and this made Raja Man Singh very angry. He drove his jeep into a stage set up for the then chief minister's rally and damaged a chopper meant to transport the chief minister," the statement added.

Raja Man Singh was the younger brother of the last ruler of Bharatpur, Maharaja Sawai Vrijendra Singh, and son of Maharaja Kishan Singh. He was born on December 5, 1921. He studied engineering in England and was an Independent MLA from Deeg from 1952 to 1984.


(With IANS Inputs)

Posted By: Talib Khan