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Mathura violence: BJP attacks CM Akhilesh Yadav, demands CBI probe

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

On 10 June, Bharatiya Janata Party, based on information provided by a sting operation, took a jibe at Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh, alleging it has "exposed" the ruling party's collusion with Mathura's Jawahar Bag encroachers.

The ruling party has asked the state government to immediately recommend a CBI inquiry.

"The sting has exposed Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his government. He had blamed officers for the violence. Now it has emerged that over 80 intelligence inputs were sent to the government but it did not act as it was in collusion with land mafia," BJP national secretary Shrikant Sharma claimed.

The sting operation purportedly showed intelligence officials saying they had informed the Uttar Pradesh government about threats posed by the well-armed encroachers, who were also part of a sect.

The government has been making efforts to cover up its 'crime' but BJP will continue with its agitation till all those involved are exposed, Sharma alleged.

Sharma said Yadav should apologise to officials for blaming them for the killing of cops and demanded that the chief minister should not take action against the officials shown in the sting video.

Ealier this month, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav had said there had been "some lapses" on part of the administration and intelligence network, which led to the Mathura incident.

"There were some lapses. Police should have gone with full preparation and after holding talks, but there was no information that they would be having so much (arms and ammunition)," Yadav had told reporters.

-With PTI inputs

First published: 10 June 2016, 4:05 IST