Probe role of MLAs in Gopalgarh clash: Court

Special CBI court has ordered an investigation into the role of Zahida Khan, Congress MLA from Kaman constituency, Anita Singh, BJP legislator from Nagar constituency in Bharatpur district and a few others in the Gopalgarh violence case. On September 14, 2011, ten persons of Mev Muslim community were killed and few others were injured in clashes between members of Mev and Gujjar communities over a land-related dispute in Gopalgarh in Rajasthan's Bharatpur district. It was alleged that key witnesses had made statements attributing specific role to these legislators, but the CBI had not carried out investigation against them. Taking note of the statements made by accused, the special court directed the CBI to investigate role of the two MLAs and the two other persons. 
As per the chargesheet, 15 people belonging to Gopalgarh, Pahari and nearby villages have been charged under Section 302 (murder), Section 307 (attempt to murder), alongside Section 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharging of his duties) of the IPC since a mob on September 14, 2011 had attacked the police. The CBI has also charged the accused under Section 435 of the IPC (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage) as many people had complained of damage to their agricultural produce.