Court to hear PIL seeking CBI probe in Mathura violence

| Updated: Jul 18, 2016 14:29 IST

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), July 18 (ANI): The Allahabad High Court will today hear a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Mathura violence. A Division Bench of Justices Vikram Nath and Ravindra Nath Kakkar, while hearing the PIL filed by Ashwini Upadhyay and two others, summoned all records of petitions related to the incident filed before the court. Upadhyay had contended before the Division Bench of Justice Vikram Nath and Justice Ravindra Nath Kakkar that the Uttar Pradesh Government had in January 2014 granted permission for a group of 200 persons to hold a demonstration inside Jawahar Bagh in Mathura for two days. He said eviction began only after repeated directions and warnings from the High Court. The PIL seeks a CBI probe into the events leading to the violence at the public park from where a huge cache of firearms was recovered after hundreds of squatters belonging to Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi were evicted. Illegal encroachment of government-owned Jawahar Bagh in Mathura by members of a group had led to clashes between the squatters and police leaving 29 persons dead, including two police officials earlier on June 2. (ANI)