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Akhilesh Yadav rejects demands for CBI probe into Mathura violence

News Agencies | Updated on: 10 February 2017, 1:49 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today rejected demands for a CBI probe into the Mathura violence in which 29 people, including a Superintendent of Police and an SHO, were killed.

"BJP is left without any issue. Therefore, it is creating hype over Kairana (migration) and Mathura (violence) unnecessarily. There will be no CBI inquiry into Mathura incident," he said.

BJP has been repeatedly demanding a CBI probe into the violence in Mathura earlier this month when police tried to evict activists of an organisation from large tracts of land illegally occupied by them. Twenty-nine people, including an SP and an SHO, were killed in the violence during which the activists of the organisation even indulged in firing.

BJP has also been raking up the issue of alleged migration from Kairana area to target the Samajwadi Party government. The Chief Minister also attacked BJP over the relaxation of FDI norms, saying it has walked "two miles" more than the Congress in this regard. He said BJP was initially opposing FDI but now it has itself opened more gates for it.

The government had launched a second wave of FDI reforms on Monday allowing 100 % inflows in civil aviation and food processing sectors while easing norms in defence and pharmaceuticals.


First published: 21 June 2016, 8:46 IST