SC to hear plea demanding CBI probe in Mathura Violence today

Lucknow: On Tuesday the apex court will hear the petition demanding a CBI probe in the recent Mathura violence which left around 29 dead and more than 40 injured.

As per reports, the Supreme Court yesterday agreed to hear the plea in the violent untoward incident. The petition was filed by the lawyer and Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay before the bench of judges comprising PC Ghose and Amitava Roy.

In the plea, the petitioner pressed on hearing it the earliest as the matter was of great concern. At the same time demanded a CBI probe so as to bring out the truth.

Following the clashes in the holy city, the stat government gave transfer orders to the DM and the SSP Mathura amid the allegations made by BJP that because of political influence, the police did not make efforts to evict the encroachers from Jawahar Bagh. However, in their report to the Central government, the state rejected the political pressure claims made by BJP.

SP Jalaun, Babloo Kumar is the new SSP Mathura and the one to have replaced the DM is Nikhil Chandra Shukla who was the Special Secretary PWD.

The deadly incident took place on June 2 when the police officials went to the Jawahar Bagh to evict the members of a religious group ‘Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi’ who had encroached on the land owned by the government.