Mathura violence: HC directs govt to produce post-mortem reports

The bench directed the government to produce medical reports of all those who had sustained injuries in the clash that broke out between followers of a self-styled cult guru and the police.

By Author   |   Published: 19th Jan 2017   9:43 pm Updated: 20th Jan 2017   3:24 pm
Mathura
Allahabad High Court. Source: Internet

Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to produce post-mortem reports of all those killed in the violence that had erupted in Mathura last year during the eviction of squatters from the Jawahar Bagh public park.

A division bench comprising Chief Justice D B Bhosle and Justice Yashwant Verma also directed the government to produce medical reports of all those who had sustained injuries in the clash that broke out between followers of a self-styled cult guru and the police, claiming the lives of more than 20 persons including two police officers.

The court fixed January 24 as the next date of hearing on a batch of PILs seeking a CBI inquiry into the circumstances that led to unlawful occupation of the park for more than two years, storing of a large quantity of firearms, ammunition and explosives therein and inaction of the administration despite repeated intelligence inputs allegedly due to patronage enjoyed by the cult guru, Ram Briksh Yadav, from top leaders of the Samajwadi Party.

The PILs have been filed by lawyer and BJP leader Ashwini Upadhyay, Mathura-resident Vijay Pal Singh Tomar and others.

An interlocutory application has also been filed by Archana Dwivedi, whose husband Mukul Dwivedi was posted in Mathura as an Additional SP and was killed in the violence at Jawahar Bagh in June last year.