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Collector of Rajasthan’s communal violence-hit Karauli district shifted

Rajendra Singh Shekhawat was collector in the district where members of two communities clashed on April 2 and shops were burnt after stones were allegedly pelted at a Hindu New Year bike rally.

By: Express News Service | Jaipur |
Updated: April 14, 2022 4:19:03 pm
Violence took place in Karauli during a Hindu procession earlier this month. (File)

In an administrative reshuffle, the Rajasthan government has transferred 69 IAS officers, including the district collector of Karauli, where violence took place during a Hindu procession earlier this month.

As per the transfer orders issued by the Department of Personnel on Wednesday night, Karauli collector Rajendra Singh Shekhawat has been made commissioner of departmental inquiries.

Curfew was imposed in Karauli after members of two communities clashed on April 2 and several shops were burnt after stones were allegedly pelted at a bike rally on the occasion of the Hindu New Year.

The district administration, which allowed the rally to pass through a Muslim-majority locality, was under fire for not having taken measures to prevent untoward incidents. Though the subdivisional magistrate had not given permission for engaging a DJ, the rally allegedly had one playing objectionable slogans.

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