Wednesday 15 June 2016

Police arrested main accused of Mathura violence

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According to Uttar Pradesh police officials, Chandan Bose and three others orchestrated the incident that left 29 dead.
The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested the prime accused in the Mathura violence case, which left 29 people dead on June 2, reported PTI. Chandan Bose and his wife were arrested from a village in Parsurampur area.

Ram Vriksh Yadav, Chandan Bose, Girish Yadav and Rakesh Gupta orchestrated the incident in which two policemen also died, said Daljeet Singh, the additional director general (law and order) of Uttar Pradesh Police. The leader of the Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, Ram Vriksh Yadav, was killed in the gun battle with police at Jawahar Bagh.

The violence broke out when local police reportedly tried to evict around 2,000 illegal occupants from the land, following an apex court order. The occupants were all members of the sect.

A report on the incident, which was sent by the Uttar Pradesh government to the Centre on June 3, said, “The first team was sent on June 2 to conduct a reconnaissance and devise a strategy for the evacuation. They were preparing the ground when gas cylinders and big stones were hurled at them.”

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