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Nation Current Affairs 07 Jun 2016 Mathura violence: Ut ...

Mathura violence: Uttar Pradesh govt orders judicial probe

PTI
Published Jun 7, 2016, 6:14 pm IST
Updated Jun 7, 2016, 6:25 pm IST
The probe will be conducted by a retired judge of Allahabad High Court and will submit report within two months.
29 people, including two police officers, were killed during clashes between encroachers and police in Mathura last week. (Photo: PTI)
 29 people, including two police officers, were killed during clashes between encroachers and police in Mathura last week. (Photo: PTI)

Lucknow: Bowing to opposition demand, Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday ordered judicial probe into last week's Mathura violence in which 29 people, including two police officers, were killed.

The probe will be conducted by a retired judge of Allahabad High Court and the inquiry committee has been asked to submit its report within two months.

 

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Mathura violence

"A judicial probe has been ordered into Mathura violence. Retired Allahabad High Court judge Imtiyaz Murtaza will conduct inquiry," an official spokesman said here. The spokesman said the inquiry panel will go into the circumstances that led to the incident.

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It has been asked to make suggestions that would help in ensuring that such incidents do not recur. 29 people, including two police officers, were killed during clashes between encroachers and police in Mathura last week. The violence had claimed the lives of Superintendent of Police (City) Mukul Dwivedi and SHO Santosh Kumar.

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Political parties had been demanding a judicial inquiry into the violence. BJP Member of Parliament from Mathura Hema Malini had demanded a CBI inquiry into the incident.

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