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Mathura violence: Centre seeks report from UP govt; Rajnath Singh speaks to Akhilesh Yadav

The Centre Today Sought A Report From The Uttar Pradesh Government Even As Home Minister Rajnath Singh Spoke To UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav After 24 People, Including An SP And An SHO, Were Killed In A Massive Clash Between The Police And Encroachers In Mathura.

PTI | Updated on: 03 Jun 2016, 02:21:50 PM

New Delhi:

The Centre today sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government even as Home Minister Rajnath Singh spoke to UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after 24 people, including an SP and an SHO, were killed in a massive clash between the police and encroachers in Mathura.

In a communication, the Home Ministry asked the state government to provide a detailed factual report as early as possible on the incident that took place yesterday.

The incident occurred when the police were trying to evict illegal occupants, believed to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, from Jawahar Bagh on the directions of the Allahabad High Court.

Singh has already spoken to Yadav and reviewed the situation in Mathura. “I have also assured him of all possible help from the Centre,” Singh said. The Home Minister expressed his anguish over the loss of lives in Mathura.

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First Published : 03 Jun 2016, 02:20:00 PM