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CBI Probe Should be Ordered in Mathura Clashes: Hema Malini

File image of  Hema Malini.

File image of Hema Malini.

Speaking exclusively to CNN-News18 BJP MP from Mathura Hema Malini, said that a situation like this in Mathura is unheard of and has urged for a CBI probe into the clashes.

At least 19 people were killed and over 40 people were injured in clashes during a drive to evict illegal occupants a piece of land in Jawahar Bagh in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday.

Speaking exclusively to CNN-News18 BJP MP from Mathura, Hema Malini, said that a situation like this in Mathura is unheard of and has urged for a CBI probe into the clashes.


Malini hit out at the Samajwadi Party-led government in UP. "This illegal encroachment was happening for a long time but SP government did not do anything", the MP lashed out.

"I did not realise that this will turn out to be such a serious matter", she added.

BJP President Amit Shah sent party national secretary Srikant Sharma to Mathura to take a stock of the situation.

The clashes broke out when police tried to evict Swadheen Bharat Andolan activists who were illegally occupying land in Jawahar Bagh in Mathura.


IG (Law and Order) HR Sharma said around 3,000 encroachers pelted stones and later opened fire at the police team trying to evict them.

The police force had gone to the area following an order of the Allahabad High Court.



In retaliation, the police too opened fire and used tear gas to disperse the crowd. More than 200 people have been detained following the violence.

Over two years ago, the Swadhin Bharat Andolan activists, had occupied hundreds of acres of land of Jawahar Bagh on the pretext of 'dharna'.

Their demands included "cancellation" of election of the President and Prime Minister of India, replacement of existing currency with 'Azad Hind Fauj' currency, sale of diesel at the rate of 60 litres for one rupee and petrol at the rate of 40 litres for Re 1.