Mathura violence: judicial panel to record statement of prime witnesses


A one-member judicial commission probing the violence at Jawahar Bagh will arrive in Mathura on Wednesday to record the statement of the prime witnesses in the case.

According to an official statement, the one-member judicial commission headed by Justice (Retd) Mirza Imtiaz Murtaza will arrive here tomorrow to record the statement of prime witnesses in the case.

Twenty-nine people including City Superintendent of Police Mukul Dwivedi and Farah police station officer Santosh Yadav were killed in clashes during a drive to evict illegal occupants of Jawahar Bagh in Mathura by activists, believed to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik on 2 June.

Akhilesh Yadav government had on 7 June constituted the one-member judicial commission to inquire into aspects related to the clash between the police and the encroachers.

Apart from looking into the reasons and circumstances that led to the incident, the commission will go through the information gathered by the intelligence unit, the role played by the district administration and police officers, and also the role of the supervising police and administrative officers.

(With PTI inputs)