On 3 June, Bahujan Samaj Party chief, and former Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Mayawati demanded Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's resignation over the Mathura violence which has claimed 21 lives till now. Over a 100 people have been injured in the clashes as well.
According to a report in a Hindi daily, Jagran, Mayawati expressed displeasure over the entire incident and held Akhilesh Yadav responsible for the episode. She has also asked for a time-bound judicial probe into the matter.
Meanwhile, ADG (Law and Order) Daljeet Singh Chaudhary told the media that the protesters opened fire on the police and also lobbed grenades on the cops.
"Country-made guns, rifles, pistols and cartridges recovered from spot, search op underway. It was an unlawful assembly and they had explosives including grenades and pistols which they used to fire upon the police. They fired at police which was absolutely unprovoked. Strict action will be taken," Chaudhary told ANI.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has asked the Director General of Police and the principal secretary home to reach Mathura to take stock of the situation. He has also announced Rs 20 lakh ex gratia each to the police martyrs.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh has also reportedly discussed the matter with Yadav, and offered his condolences to the family of the deceased.