A plea has been filed in Allahabad High Court seeking a CBI inquiry into the Mathura violence that occurred at Jwahar Bagh area.
The PIL has been filed by advocate and BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay.
Earlier, the Supreme Court refused to order a CBI probe into the case, stating “From your petition, there is no evidence to suggest there is any lapse on the part of state investigating agency or no steps are being taken for fair probe. Without any evidence that state investigating agencies are not working properly, courts cannot interfere.”
The vacation bench comprising Justices P C Ghose and Amitava Roy said Ashwini Upadhaya cannot approach the apex court through a PIL when a plea on similar issue is already pending before the Allahabad High Court.
on June 7, Uttar Pradesh government ordered judicial probe into the incident and directed Upadhyay to approach the High Court instead.
The incident that occurred last week killed 29 people, including two police officers-Superintendent of Police (City) Mukul Dwivedi and SHO Santosh Kumar.