Mathura violence: PIL filed in Allahabad HC for CBI probe

Lucknow: A PIL was on Thursday filed in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, seeking a CBI inquiry into the Mathura violence.

File image of the clashes in Mathura. PTI

File image of the clashes in Mathura. PTI

It is likely to come up for hearing on 13 June.

The Public Interest Litigation, filed by IP Singh of Azamgarh district, seeks a direction to dismiss the judicial commission constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the incident where clashes between the police and encroachers left 29 people dead last week.

Petitioner's counsel Ashok Pandey said his client has also prayed for a probe by CBI or a Special Investigation Team (SIT).

On 7 June, the Supreme Court had refused to order a CBI probe into the incident.

A vacation bench of Justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy had said it was not inclined to pass any order in the matter and asked the petitioner to approach the High Court.


Updated Date: Jun 09, 2016 21:39 PM

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