Mathura Clashes: Large Amount Of Explosives Found At Jawahar Bagh, Probe Begins Today

05/06/2016 10:20 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:27 AM IST
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Indian police patrol during clashes with members of a sect said to have been living illegally at the Jawahar Bagh park in Mathura on June 2, 2016. Clashes between Indian police and followers of a revolutionary sect have left at least 23 people dead after an operation to evict thousands of people from parkland erupted into violence, officials said June 3. Two police officers were among those killed in the overnight clashes during a move to expel around 3,000 sect followers who had illegally occupied public land in the city of Mathura for the last two years. / AFP / STR (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

MATHURA -- A probe into the violence in Jawahar Bag here, in which 24 people were killed, begins today with the spot visit by the Commissioner of Aligarh.

"I will first take stock of the situation by visiting the area. If somebody wants to present something (evidence or information) on the Jawahar Bag episode, he would be heard," said the Commissioner Aligarh and Presiding officer the probe committee, Chandra Kant.

SP Rural Arun Kumar Singh said that nine company of PAC, along with police personnel, had also been deployed to carry out the search operation.

About Five kilo sulphur, two-and-a-half kilo gun powder, one kilo potash, 500 grams of small iron balls and an electronic plate were found during the search operation on Saturday, according to Singh.

"The search operation is on and till the forensic team complete there work Jawahar Bag would remain out of bounds for everyone," Singh added.

Reportedly, Ram Virksha Yadav, the chief of the violent encroachers in Jawahar Bagh, was among those killed in the clashes. His associates, who are now in jail, had confirmed the same.

Asked about the reason of delay in conducting post-mortem, he said, "It is legally binding to give 72 hours to the family members or well wishers before conducting post-mortem."

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