India, Dec. 7 -- Most of the villagers in Sanvrad have laid the 'ghost' of dreaded gangster Anandpal Singh to rest, erased the memories of the past and moved on as Rajasthan votes for a new assembly on December 7.

Last year on June 24, Anandpal was killed in a police encounter in Malasar town of Churu district. Violent protests erupted in Sanvrad, Anandpal's village, in which one person died and more than 30 were injured. The government had sent extra security forces and imposed curfew in the area to bring the situation under control.

But today the same village in Nagaur district presents a calmer picture and Anandpal is a thing of the past. Political experts had said the Rajputs would make chief minister Vasundhara Raje pay a heavy pol...