Mathura violence: 101 named in chargesheet

The accused have been booked under several charges, including murder, attempt to murder and rioting.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: September 3, 2016 12:15:29 am
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Mathura police has filed a chargesheet against 101 people, including a juvenile, in the case pertaining to the attack on policemen and the killing of two police officers during an operation to vacate Jawahar Bagh park on June 2. All the 101 accused are currently in jail.

The park had been encroached upon by hundreds of people, including women and children, for over two years under the banner ‘Swadheen Bharat Vidhik Satyagrah’. The people were led by one Ram Vriksh Yadav, who was killed, along with 24 others, in the June 2 violence.

The accused named in the chargesheet, which was filed Thursday, include Ram Vriksh Yadav’s aides Chandan Bose, Rakesh Babu Gupta and Viresh Yadav and Bose’s wife Poonam.

SSP Babloo Kumar said the National Security Act had been invoked against Bose, Gupta and Yadav.

Investigation into the killing of then Mathura SP (City) Mukul Dwivedi and Station Officer of Farah police station, Santosh Yadav, had been transferred to the Crime Branch of Mathura police.

Investigating officer in the case, Inspector Kunawar Singh Yadav, said, “101 accused have been chargesheeted for attacking the police team with deadly weapons, leading to the death of then SP (City) Mukul Dwivedi and Station Officer Santosh Yadav.”

He added that the accused have been booked under several charges, including murder, attempt to murder and rioting.

Among those chargesheeted, 20 are in Agra jail, 25 in Aligarh district jail and 55 in Mathura jail. The juvenile is lodged in a Juvenile Home in Mathura.

“Chargesheet against the minor has been filed before the Juvenile Justice Board,” said Yadav.

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