Mathura Violence: Found diary, burnt notebooks that detail fund source, says police

The recovered documents, police say, contain details of the source of cash along with names of the “sympathisers” and the places they belong to.

Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | Published:June 9, 2016 3:56 am
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A diary and a few register books recovered from the room of Ram Vriksha Yadav, the leader of the cult group that clashed with police last week in Mathura’s Jawahar Bagh, point to several leads on the group’s financial help, which reportedly take police to states likes Bihar, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Odisha.

The recovered documents, police say, contain details of the source of cash along with names of the “sympathisers” and the places they belong to.

There are also acknowledgment receipts that Yadav used to issue to those providing funds. Photograph of some of these people are also found pasted on them.

Several ID cards have also been recovered by officials searching the premises and efforts are on to verify the names and addresses contained therein.

Team of officials engaged in scrutinising the documents are also looking out for details regarding the “mode” used to send the money to Jawahar Bagh, police said.

“We are presently examining the details in the diary and the register books. Police teams would be sent to the places for verification of the people mentioned in the documents,” said Mathura SSP Babloo Kumar, adding that some pages of the books are “partially burnt”.

IG, Agra Zone, D C Mishra said that Yadav and his associates used the monetary help to meet their daily expenses. The illegal occupants at Jawahar Bagh were even running shops inside and used to provide merchandise to locals at half the market price in attempt to win sympathy of the people, Mishra added.

The IG said the diary contains detail about Yadav receiving donation up to Rs 60 lakh. The investigation would look to find who these “sympathisers” were and what their motive was behind supporting the outfit, the official said.

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