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UP appoints wife of SP Dwivedi killed in Mathura violence as gazetted officer

Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday appointed Archana Dwivedi, the wife of superintendent of police Mukul Dwivedi, who lost his life during Mathura violence last week, as a gazetted officer.

india Updated: Jun 10, 2016 10:09 IST
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SP Mukul Dwivedi, seen wearing his bullet proof vest before going to Jawahar Bag where clashes between police and encroachers erupted in Mathura last week.
SP Mukul Dwivedi, seen wearing his bullet proof vest before going to Jawahar Bag where clashes between police and encroachers erupted in Mathura last week.(HT File photo)

Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday appointed the wife of superintendent of police Mukul Dwivedi, who lost his life during Mathura violence last week, as a gazetted officer.

The decision to appoint Archana Dwivedi as a gazetted officer was taken at a cabinet meeting, an official release said in Lucknow.

Dwivedi was killed last week in clashes that broke out after activists of ‘Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi’ indulged in widespread violence at Jawahar Bag in Mathura when police tried to evict them from large tracts of government land they had occupied for over two years, following an order of the Allahabad high court.

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