Following the incident, a complaint was lodged by Irfan's father-in-law. During the trial, Irfan alleged that he was falsely implicated in the case by some of his relatives so as to deny a share in their ancestral property.
Incidentally, Mathura had last year witnessed large-scale violence, resulting in the death of more than 20 people including two police officials, during eviction of squatters from a public park called Jawahar Bagh.
"This is a national festival. Madrassas take funds and facility from the government. If government has issued any such circular, then you must enthusiastically participate in Independence Day celebrations and there should be no objection," he said.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier ordered a high-level probe during a review meeting on April 1 after it was found that only 60 per cent work on the project was complete even as 90 per cent of the funds had been exhausted.
Summing up the highlights of the 100-day of governance, Keshav Prasad Maurya said, "There is a fear among the corrupt and the criminals as they are not getting political patronage now." "This is a paradigm shift from what it used to be during the previous (SP and BSP) governments."