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The Supreme Court will hear today a plea seeking direction to the Uttar Pradesh government to recommend a CBI probe into the Jawahar Bagh violence in Mathura. Two Police officers, including a Superintendent of Police and a Station House Officer and 27 others were killed, when police tried to evict the illegal occupants from Jawahar Bagh on June 2 over the Allahabad High Court orders.
A vacation bench of justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy yesterday listed the matter, filed by lawyer and Delhi BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay. The petitioner's advocate sought an urgent hearing saying the CBI probe is necessary, looking at the gravity of the violence. The petitioner said, the court may also take suo motu cognizance of the matter and direct the CBI enquiry, as it is necessary to find out the truth.
The petitioner also sought a direction to the state and Centre for framing of a uniform policy for compensation for families of the deceased in such cases. The plea also claimed that the union government was ready for a CBI inquiry into the incident but Uttar Pradesh government was developing cold feet in recommending CBI probe.
Meanwhile, ​the opposition Bhartiya Janta Party has toughened its stand on Mathura incident demanding the ouster of senior minister Shivpal Singh Yadav. It yesterday staged protest at various district Headquarters of Uttar Pradesh against the incident which claimed 29 lives. The party demanded that the ruling Akhilesh Yadav government should recommend for CBI inquiry into the matter. ​

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