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Mathura violence: SC to hear plea for CBI probe tomorrow


New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to have an urgent hearing on the plea for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the Mathura violence.

The matter will be heard tomorrow.

Speaking at a rally in Amroha yesterday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh dared the Uttar Pradesh Government to call for a CBI investigation into the incident.

“It seems like there is more to it than meets the eye. And such things should be brought into the open,” said Rajnath at the rally.

“If the Uttar Pradesh Government wants to get to the bottom of this, they should ask for a CBI inquiry into the violence. If they ask, the Centre will surely agree. This is not a small incident,” he added.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah had earlier held Uttar Pradesh Minister Shivpal Yadav responsible for the Mathura violence and sought his resignation.

The Samajwadi Party, however, countered his assertion and dared the BJP president to either produce evidence in support of his allegations or tender a public apology.

A large amount of explosives were found during the search operation yesterday at the Jawahar Bagh where 25 people, including two cops, were killed following a clash between the police personnel and encroachers.

Facing flak from all corners for offering a compensation of only Rs. twenty lakh to the kin of policemen killed in Mathura violence, the state government reportedly swung into damage control and increased the amount of compensation from Rs. 20 lakh to 50 lakh earlier on Saturday.

It also announced that that the kin of the deceased security men will also be provided with extra ordinary pension. (ANI)

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