31 May 1975
Sanvrad, Didwana, Nagaur district, Rajasthan, India
|Died||24 June 2017 (aged 42)|
Malasar in Churu district, Rajasthan, India
|Cause of death||Gunshot|
|Education||Bachelor of Education (BEd)|
|Alma mater||Sujla Mahavidhyalaya, Ladnu, Nagaur district, Rajasthan, India|
|Spouse(s)||Raj Kanwar (1992–)|
|Children||Charanjit Chauhan alias Chinu|
|Parent(s)||Nirmal Kanwar (Mother)|
Hukam Singh Chouhan (Father)
|Criminal charge||Murder, and extortion|
|Reward amount||₹10 lakh|
He was a most-wanted gangster with a reward of ₹10 lakh on his head. He was accused of multiple murders awell as extortion. His alleged encounter resulted in protests among in Rajasthan. His community, family, and lawyers allege that he wanted to surrender, but the police either killed him after his surrender or forced an encounter instead of letting him surrender, resulting in protest by demanding CBI investigation.
His encounter was being protested by many Rajput leaders as well as singers of Rajasthan. But in reality, he was Rawna Rajput , Rawna Rajput is an part of Rajput caste. who claim Kshatriya status.
After Anandpal was getting married in 1992 he wanted to become a government servant and later started his cement agency business and a milk dairy.
Anandpal’s political ambitions began to take shape in 1999–2000 when he fought the election for Panchayat Samiti member of Sanvrad village. He won and later fought the election of Pradhan of Ladnu Panchayat Samiti. He was defeated by a margin of two votes by Jagnath Burdak, the son of former cabinet minister Harajiram Burdak.
In November 2000, the election for Ladnu Panchayat Samiti committees took place. Singh and a senior Congress leader at that time came in direct conflict. A police case was lodged against Singh for disrupting government work when he did not let a contender file nomination papers. Supporters of Singh alleged that this happened under pressure from senior police officers and politicians. He was indicted for threatening, extortion and violence to make the case non-bailable.
Illegal liquor trade
Anandpal got involved in the illegal liquor trade and made enemies out of his competitors. His name cropped up in the murders of Gopal Phogawat and Jeevanram Godara (2006).
Love for guns
Anandpal was fond of AK-47 rifles. When he was arrested at a farm house near Jaipur in 2012, he was found in possession of an AK-47, bullet-proof vests and bullets. He allegedly used an AK-47 to fire on policemen at this encounter.
Escape from police custody
In 2012 he was imprisoned, but escaped on 3 September 2015 when he was traveling to Ajmer high security jail from a court hearing. Three masked people fired on the van in Khokhar village near Parbatsar, and Singh and two others escaped. This placed him in the top slot on the list of most wanted criminals in Rajasthan. He carried the highest cash reward Rajasthan police had ever offered Rs 10 lakh.
Rajasthan police spent crores of rupees on resources for catching the criminal.
After escaping from police custody, Anandpal was accused of killing a policeman when a police team tried to stop his vehicle in Gudha Bhagwandas.
The Rajasthan police stated that Singh and his brothers amassed wealth after entering the world of crime. “Anandpal’s brother Manjeet Singh was in prison in a murder case since 2006. He himself and another brother Vikki had been on the run from the law. There are no known source of income for the family, but Anandpal’s daughter spent nearly Rs 20 lakh on engineering studies in Dubai,” said the statement. The statement further said that Anandpal’s other daughter was studying at an expensive school in Pune as was his son. “There are two flats owned by the family in Jaipur’s posh colonies. Each one of them is valued more than Rs 60 lakh. The police confiscated nearly 370 bigha of land,” said the statement adding that he owned properties in Kuchaman, Jaipur, Hanumangarh, Sikar and Churu. The family also owns a mine in Makarana, apart from several ‘benami’ properties.
Anandpal was considered unique in his status as a criminal in Rajasthan whose aides would often engage in acts of self-sacrifice. In a gang-war in Bikaner Central Jail in July 2014, his close aide, Balveer Banuda, jumped in front of bullets when Anandpal’s enemies tried to shoot him.
Singh had serious charges against him, including murder, robbery and extortion. Despite having these charges on his head, he had developed Robin Hood image among people. His Facebook image uploads and his video uploads on YouTube gives evidence of his fearless life. Black goggles, black hat, moustache, beard, leather jacket and his huge and solid physical appearance resembled a Bollywood style gangster.
Robin Hood style
Anandpal was particularly known for his acts of wealth redistribution, giving to the poor and stealing from the rich. As a result of this, he got a reputation as a Robin Hood-type figure and had garnered support among some members of lower-income communities for his actions.
In Popular Culture
A recent web series from Zee5 was made in 2019 and released in December 2019 portraying the life of Anandpal.
Name of series is Rangbaaz Phirse and the Role is played by actor Jimmy Sheirgill as ‘Amarpal Singh”