BJP lashes out at Akhilesh Yadav over rejecting CBI probe into Mathura Violence

Lucknow:  BJP on Wednesday, lashed out at UP Chief Minister, Akhilesh Yadav, after he rejected the demand of CBI probe in the Mathura Violence case which took place earlier this month, leaving 29 people dead including superintendent of police and SHO.

BJP has been repetitively demanding CBI probe in the Mathura case, which took place at the time when the police tried to evict the protest carried out by an activist of a cult in an illegally encroached land of Jawaharbagh. Later, a convict, revealed the name of Shivpal Singh Yadav, Cabinet Minister and Chief Spokesperson of SP government, saying that he was their financial backup.

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Akhilesh Yadav flew down to Jaunpur to consolidate the family of the deceased, Santosh Yadav, SHO on Tuesday and gave them Rs 50 lakh as remuneration and assured that the education of both the children of the police officer will be taken care by the state government.

Today, while interacting with the local media, Akhilesh denied any possibility of CBI probe in the case, saying, UP government had already constituted a judicial commission to probe the incident and hence there is no space left for CBI to further investigate.

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“BJP is left without any issue. Therefore it is creating hype over Kairana (migration) and Mathura (violence) unnecessarily. There will be no CBI inquiry into Mathura incident,” he said in Jaunpur.

Following which, BJP concreted its allegations on Samajwadi Party to patronize the cult. “This shows that the ruling party in UP is not only scared of a CBI probe but also strengthens our allegation that the party leaders patronized the sect that eventually attacked the police party and was involved in the large-scale violence during the police bid to clear encroachments at the Jawaharbagh, as orders by a court,” Vijay Bahadur Pathak, state spokesman of the BJP said.

“Serious charges have been leveled against PWD minister Shivpal Singh Yadav and the chief minister should hence not shy away from a CBI probe,” the BJP leader added.

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Akhilesh Yadav also brought out the issue of relaxation of FDI norms and backfired BJP in response, saying it has walked “two miles” more than the Congress in this regard.

He said BJP was initially opposing FDI but now it has itself opened more gates for it.