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#Mathuraclash: 2 senior police officers among 19 killed; Akhilesh Yadav orders probe

 2016-06-03 04:34:02.0

imagesTahlka news Bureau

Mathura:�CM Akhilesh Yadav on Friday ordered a probe into the clashes that erupted during an anti-encroachment drive in Mathura�s Jawahar Bagh on Thursday.

At least 19 people including Mathura Superintendent of Police Mukul Dwivedi,�SHO Santosh Kumar Yadav and a constable were�among those killed in firing by the encroachers while several others have been injured.

More than 374�people have been detained by the police so far.

Earlier, ADG Law & Order Daljeet Singh Choudhary had confirmed and said that 14 people were killed during the violence,�including two police officers.

Union Home minister Rajnath Singh expressed anguish over the loss of lives in the incident.

The CM ordered DGP and the principal secretary (Home) to personally monitor investigations and take stock of the situation.

Meanwhile, Home minister Rajnath Singh assured the CM of all possible help from the Centre.

Around 3,000 persons claiming to be activists of �Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena� had been illegally occupying the Jawahar Bagh for nearly two years. Recently, the Allahabad High Court ordered the authorities to get the land vacated, acting on a PIL.

A�DSP-level officer and 10 other cops were also injured in clashes with protesters during the anti-encroachment drive.

The injured cops have been hospitalised and high security has been deployed at the spot.

The clash happened after the police had moved in to clear the protesters associated to Swadheen Bharat Andolan, on administrations orders.

However, things turned ugly when gun shots were fired on cops by some unidentified men. Police too resorted to use of force which further led to major clashes.

UP DGP Javed Ahmed tweeted that huge cache of arms were recovered from the spot:

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