Published On: Sat, Jun 4th, 2016

UP DGP confirms death of Mathura violence mastermind Rambriksh Yadav

Lucknow: Confirming the death of the mastermind behind the deadly Mathura violence- Rambriksh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police S Javeed Ahmad on Saturday said that some of the dead in the Mathura operation were identified, including the body of Yadav, which was identified by his associates.

File photo: Mathura violence mastermind Rambriksh Yadav (Center)

File photo: Mathura violence mastermind Rambriksh Yadav (Center)

“Some of the dead in Mathura operation identified. Rambriksh Yadav’s body identified by associates. Family intimated for final confirmation,” he tweeted.

The gunfight between police and a band of encroachers was led by Rambriksh Yadav on Thursday night.

The Uttar Pradesh government earlier today raised compensation amount to the next of kin of two martyred police officers in Mathura clash from Rs. 20 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh.

BJP MP Hema Malini, who had been drawing flak over posting pictures of her movie shoot at a time when her Parliamentary constituency Mathura was hit by violence, earlier today demanded for a CBI probe into the whole incident.

The death toll in Thursday’s Mathura clash rose to 24. Those killed include Mathura Superintendent of Police (City) Mukul Dwivedi, Farah Police Station SHO Santosh Yadav and 20 protesters. More than 40 people were injured in the incident.

The incident took place when the Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena (SBSS) activists opened fire at the police party that attempted to evict the Jawahar Park.


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