Mathura Clashes: 50 BJP Workers Booked For Holding Unlawful Protest

05/06/2016 3:35 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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MATHURA, INDIA - JUNE 2: A file photo of Superintendent of Police Mukul Dwivedi, who died after clashes between police and encroachers, believed to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, who were being evicted from Jawaharbagh on June 2, 2016 in Mathura, India. 21 people including two senior police officers died in violence that erupted during a police drive to evict about 3,000 people who had encroached into the Jawahar Bagh park. The squatters belonged to Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi group and claimed to be true followers of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose have illegally occupied public land from last two years. A cache of arms and several spent bullets of AK-47 assault rifles were seized by police from the site of the deadly clashes. (Photo by Mohd Zakir/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

SAMBHAL, Uttar Pradesh -- BJP workers have been booked for holding an unlawful protest in connection with the Mathura incident.

"An FIR has been registered against over 50 BJP workers on a compliant of Samajwadi Party leader in Sambhal Mahmood Akhtar for gathering unlawfully to protest at Malviya Chowk yesterday," Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Kamlesh Dixit said.

During the protest, they had burnt an effigy of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and raised anti-government slogans charging it with being responsible for the Mathura incident, Dixit said.

The FIR was registered yesterday under section IPC 143 (unlawful assembly), he said.

A probe is on in the matter, he said.

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