BJP workers booked for unlawful assembly to protest against Mathura clashes

During the protest, they had burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and raised anti-government slogans.

By: PTI | Sambhal | Published: June 5, 2016 2:24 pm
Mathura, Mathura violence, mathura clashes, jawahar bagh, jawahar bagh clashes, jawahar bagh violence, PAC platoon commander, mathura PAC platoon commander, mathura news, india news A cop covers himself as he keeps vigil near the main gate of Jawahar bagh, Mathura on Saturday afternoon. (Express photo by Oinam Anand)

BJP workers have been booked for holding an unlawful protest in connection with the Mathura incident.

“An FIR has been registered against over 50 BJP workers on a compliant of Samajwadi Party leader in Sambhal Mahmood Akhtar for gathering unlawfully to protest at Malviya Chowk yesterday,” Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kamlesh Dixit said.

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During the protest, they had burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and raised anti-government slogans charging it with being responsible for the Mathura incident, Dixit said.

The FIR was registered on Saturday under section IPC 143 (unlawful assembly) and a probe is on in the matter, he said.

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  1. I
    Jun 5, 2016 at 3:29 pm
    Good, if demonstrators were booked for unlawful embly but why did the police have to wait for an FIR to be registered before they realized BJP men were breaking the law?
    1. Sheik Mohamed
      Jun 5, 2016 at 2:47 pm
      In a democratic set up of our country everybody has the right to protest.