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Jawahar Bagh violence: Another round of probe from Jan 16

New Delhi: The single-member judicial commission investigating the Jawahar Bagh episode, that left 29 dead in Mathura, will hold a fresh hearing from 16 to 24 January.

The commission’s chief and former Allahabad High Court judge Mirza Imtiaz, and secretary Pramod Kumar Goyal will arrive in Mathura on January 16, an official release said.

The commission has to submit a report in this connection to the Uttar Pradesh government on March 31.

Twenty-nine people – including then SP (City) Mukul Dwivedi and Station House Officer (Farah) Santosh Yadav – were killed during clashes on June 2, 2016 between police and the supporters of cult leader

Ram Vriksh Yadav who had encroached upon the 270-acre Jawahar Bagh, a government land.

The probe commission was formed on June 6 and its tenure has been extended thrice.