Jaipur, (JPN/Bureau): In a mistake that could cost Rajasthan police dear, it uploaded an Independent MLA's name on its website as a wanted criminal without proper verification.
          
The name was removed two days ago after legislator Ranvir Singh Pehalwan expressed his serious objection on the issue.

Rajasthan Home Minister Shanti Dhariwal told the state Assembly that the MLA's name was uploaded on the police website without proper verification and action would be taken if anyone was found guilty.
   
Earlier Pehalwan, referring to a media report in which he was mentioned as a wanted criminal, raised the issue in the House and demanded action against concerned policemen.

The MLA said a case was lodged against him in 1994 for opening fire but the charge was "proved wrong".
      
Now, he came to know from the website and a local newspaper that he was wanted by the police, the legislator said. "It was mentioned (in the website) that a court has issued warrant against me in connection with a case, but this is not true. I am ready to resign and go behind bars if the allegation is proved correct," he said.
   
Dhariwal said "the state police has been uploading the names of wanted criminals on its website and it is true that the MLA's name was mentioned without proper  verification."

"However, investigation into that particular case is still on and I will ask the MLA to bring the file of the case for further investigation," he said.
     
Dhariwal was referring to the case, the file of which was missing from the police department. The Minister's remarks sparked an uproar with Pehalwan and other opposition members demanding an apology from him.
   
BJP chief whip Rajendra Rathore accused the Minister of not handling the Home Department effectively and said he was making statements which were aimed at besmirching the image of the MLA.