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Mathura violence: SC to hear petition for CBI probe

At least 29 people were killed, including two police officers in the violence last week

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Publish Date: Jun 6 2016 1:47PM | Updated Date: Jun 6 2016 1:47PM

Mathura violence: SC to hear petition for CBI probe

 Supreme Court will hear a petition by a BJP leader on Tuesday seeking a CBI investigation into the incident of violence in Mathura in which at least 29 people were killed, including two police officers, and damage to public property.

 
Apex court vacation bench comprising Justice P.C. Ghose and Justice Amitava Roy agreed to hear the matter on Tuesday after counsel Kamini Jaiswal mentioned it and requested an urgent hearing.
 
Appearing for Ashwini Upadhyay, spokesman of the Delhi unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jaiswal told the court there were media reports about destruction of evidence.
 
She said that besides loss of human lives, 200 vehicles and a large number of gas cylinders had been destroyed during the violence.