Updated: June 3, 2016 5:58:21 pm
Twenty four persons have been confirmed dead, including two police personal in connection with the violence in Mathura during the encroachment drive at Jawahar Bagh. The police have also arrested 124 persons on charges of murder and rioting in the case.
Director General of Police, Uttar Pradesh police, Javed Ahmed said that 22 persons have died including one woman during the operation, where 11 persons have died due burn injuries caused due cylinder explosions. The other 11 have died due to injuries caused by lathicharge during the police operation, the police added.
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The violence occurred in Jawahar Bagh when the policemen were trying to remove encroachment upon a land in Mathura by activists, believed to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, on the directions of the Allahabad High Court.
Meanwhile, 23 police officials have been injured during the operation, with over dozen of them are critical due to the bullet injuries, the police said.
The police further said that stringent sections under National Security Act is likely to be invoked against the accused and that over 190 preventive detentions have made been in the case.
5.00 pm: Will see the report. This shouldn’t have happened, UP Govt should look into why this happened: Kiren Rijiju.
4.45 pm: There was lapse on the part of Uttar Pradesh government, says MoS Home Kiren Rijiu.
2:15 pm: BJP spokesperson Sambit Patra asks why the UP CM has not visited the site yet.
1:35 pm: Will ensure the strictest action under law against the perpetrators in the Mathura incident. Speedy prosecution of the accused: UP CM
1:28 pm: Meanwhile, ANI reports that BJP MP Hema Malini, who has been elected from Mathura, was tweeting pictures of her shoot. But then, she later deleted them. Read complete story here
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BJP MP (Mathura) Hema Malini uploads shoot pictures on her Twitter even as death toll from Mathura incident rises. pic.twitter.com/CCilzxReCZ
— ANI (@ANI_news) June 3, 2016
1:27 pm: UP DGP says at least 23 policemen are being treated at hospitals for their grave injuries.
1:25 pm: Huge cache of arms and ammunition including grenades and hand rifles recovered from Mathura, police say
1:20 pm: What do you know about the Netaji cult that has the city of Mathura on the edge? Read our story here
1:15 pm: Mother of cop killed in the clashes says she doesn’t want compensation, just her son back. Read story here
1:00 pm: Police confirm that 24 people, including two police officers, have been killed in the ongoing clashes.
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