CBI heat on Akhilesh Yadav over Jawahar Bagh case
The four-hour-long gunfight between UP cops and followers of Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena on June 2, 2016, left 24 dead including two police officials in Mathura.Updated: Aug 03, 2017, 23:18 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a fresh preliminary enquiry (PE) to probe the alleged inaction of Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government during the Jawahar Bagh battle.
The four-hour-long gunfight between UP cops and followers of Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena on June 2, 2016, left 24 dead including two police officials in Mathura.
The operation was launched after Allahabad HC ordered the removal of tents and wooden structures from Jawahar Bagh which was illegally occupied by the cult under Ram Vriksh Yadav who was believed to have links with senior politicians of the state.Yadav was killed during the gunfight.
Confirming the latest development, CBI spokesperson RK Gaur said, “The PE follows an FIR filed by the CBI in the same matter on the directions of Allahabad HC. The investigation in the said FIR is ongoing and investigators will now examine evidences related to the fresh PE as well.”
A PE is conducted to ascertain the need of filing an FIR.
The FIR mentioned by Gaur was filed by CBI in March. Agency officials had booked seven people for murder, attempt to murder, rioting and attacking policemen on duty.
Officials now say that the PE has been registered to undertake a comprehensive investigation to find out why the state government did not respond to intelligence inputs.
“CBI will now carry out a comprehensive investigation with regard to the unexplained inaction on part of the state government to take appropriate and prompt action on intelligence inputs and communication addressed by the district administration,” a source told HT. The PE has been registered against unknown individuals.