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Judicial inquiry ordered into Mathura violence after SC rejects plea seeking CBI probe

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 June 2016, 18:08 IST

After the Supreme Court refused to entertain the plea seeking a CBI probe into the recent clash in Mathura's Jawahar Bagh area, the Uttar Pradesh government on 7 June, ordered a judiciary probe into the Mathura violence which claimed the lives of 25 including two policemen and left hundreds injured.

According to various media reports, retired Allahabad High Court judge Imtiyaz Murtaza will conduct the inquiry.

A vacation bench of Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy had on 6 June listed the matter for hearing on the petition filed by lawyer and Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay.

Justice Amitava Roy observed that the matter is pending at the Allahabad High Court and the petitioner was bypassing the matter through this PIL.

While refusing the plea, the court said it is a right of the state government to recommend a CBI probe and even the Centre cannot order a CBI probe on its own.

Justice Amitava Roy stated that there was no statement in the petition which shows deficiency in the investigation or lacking in effort on part of the Uttar Pradesh government.

A large amount of explosives were found during the search operation on 5 June at the Jawahar Bagh where 25 people, including two cops, were killed following a clash between the police personnel and encroachers.

--With ANI inputs

First published: 7 June 2016, 18:08 IST
 
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