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SC rejects plea for CBI probe into Mathura clash

 2016-06-07 06:01:09.0

VBK-MATHURA_CLASH1_2879799gTahlka news Bureau

Lucknow:�Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the for a CBI probe into Mathura clash�that claimed the lives of 29 people including city SP Mukul Dwivedi.

The court has advised the petitioner to first approach the Allahabad high court in this regard.

Meanwhile, Prafful, the brother of slain Mathura SP said his brother was murdered in a planned way.

Taking cognisance of the issue, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav ordered transfer of DM Rajesh Meena and SSP Rakesh Singh.

Nikhil Chandra Shukla has been posted as DM of Mathura district and Bablu Kumar has been posted as SSP.

Meanwhile, an administrative probe was ordered into Jawahar Bag violence. The report will be submitted within a fortnight, Aligarh commissioner Chandra Kant said on Sunday.

"The report will not be delayed. It will be submitted to the government within a fortnight," he said in Mathura.

Kant, who is heading the investigation into the violent clashes between police and encroachers at Jawahar Bagh on Thursday, said all possible angles will be looked into.

29 people, including SP Mukul Dwivedi, and SHO (Farah) Santosh Yadav died during the clashes.

Union minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti said on Sunday that the Uttar Pradesh government has "mishandled" the situation.

"In spite of the Allahabad High Court order and repeated requests of the district administration in the last three months, adequate force was not provided in time to tackle the situation," she said, adding it had happened due to "intelligence failure".

"The Chief Minister or any senior minister of his Cabinet should have personally condoled the death of two police officers," she said.

Jyoti also said only a CBI probe could satisfy the families of the officers.

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