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Nation Current Affairs 03 Jun 2016 Mathura violence kil ...

Mathura violence kills 24, CM Akhilesh Yadav admits 'some lapses'

PTI
Published Jun 3, 2016, 6:00 pm IST
Updated Jun 3, 2016, 7:38 pm IST
24 people, including an SP and an SHO, have been killed in the clash between police and encroachers.
Akhilesh Yadav said an inquiry was being conducted by Agra Divisional commissioner and warned that those found guilty would not be spared. (Photo: PTI/DC)
 Akhilesh Yadav said an inquiry was being conducted by Agra Divisional commissioner and warned that those found guilty would not be spared. (Photo: PTI/DC)

Barabanki: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today admitted that there were "some lapses" on the part of administration and intelligence network that led to Mathura incident.

"There were some lapses. Police should have gone with full preparation and after holding talks, but there was no information that they would be having so much (arms and ammunition," Akhilesh told reporters on the sidelines of a programme here.

DGP Javed Ahmed look at the arms recovered from the Jawarhar Bagh encroachers, in Mathura. (Photo: PTI)DGP Javed Ahmed looks at the arms recovered from the Jawarhar Bagh encroachers, in Mathura. (Photo: PTI)

 

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He said DGP, ADG and Principal Secretary (Home) were camping there to restore normalcy.

Akhilesh said the so called 'satyagrahis' were encroaching upon government land and several rounds of talks were held with them, but they did not vacate the place.

He said an inquiry was being conducted by Agra Divisional commissioner and warned that those found guilty would not be spared.

 Gutted huts near Jawahar Bagh in Mathura on Friday, a day after violent clashes between encroachers and the police. (Photo: PTI)Gutted huts near Jawahar Bagh in Mathura on Friday, a day after violent clashes between encroachers and the police. (Photo: PTI)

24 people, including an SP and an SHO, have been killed in the massive clash between police and encroachers that broke out in Mathura yesterday when police were trying to evict illegal occupants, believed to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, from Jawahar Bagh on Allahabad High Court orders.

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Meanwhile, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik today sought a detailed report about the Mathura incident from Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Naik, who is in Mumbai, has sought a report from the CM, a Raj Bhawan spokesman said here.

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The Governor said proper inquiry should be conducted, the accused arrested soon and strict legal action taken against them.

He also expressed heartfelt sympathies for the bereaved family members of SP (City) Mukul Dwivedi and Station House Officer Santosh Kumar.

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