Home Minister and UP CM Takes Cognizance of Mathura violence

Home Minister and UP CM Takes Cognizance of Mathura violence


The Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the situation in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura city where a police sub inspector and superintendent of police among 20 others were killed during an anti-encroachment drive.

"Spoke to UP CM Shri Akhilesh Yadav and reviewed the situation in Mathura. I have also assured him of all possible help from the Centre," tweeted Singh.

He further tweeted: "Anguished over the loss of lives in the incidents of violence in Mathura. May God give strength to the bereaved families to bear the loss."

Following this, the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday assured "strict action" against the perpetrators of the Mathura violence, which claimed 24 lives including those of two policemen.

"Uttar Pradesh government will ensure the strictest action under law against the perpetrators in the Mathura incident, speedy prosecution of the accused," tweeted the Chief Minister.

Yadav also promised to support the families of the killed police officers.

"My deepest condolences go to the families of these bravehearts. My government will ensure all support to the families," another tweet said.

The Chief Minister also announced ex-gratia relief of Rs 20 lakh each for the families of the two police officers.

On Thursday evening, protesters opened fire at a police team that went to Jawahar Bagh area in Mathura, to evict the protesters following the orders of Allahabad High Court against them for encroaching upon a major part of a government land.

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