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Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday reviewed the situation in Mathura where 22 people including a police sub-inspector and superintendent of police were killed during an anti-encroachment drive.

“Spoke to UP CM Shri Akhilesh Yadav and reviewed the situation in Mathura. I have also assured him of all possible help from the Centre,” tweeted Singh.

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He further tweeted: “Anguished over the loss of lives in the incidents of violence in Mathura. May God give strength to the bereaved families to bear the loss.”

Meanwhile, UP DGP in a statement to the media said that 124 people have been arrested in the matter.

“196 other people have been arrested under Section 153 offences.”

“While, 22 prostesters died in the incident, 11 died in the fire which they caused themselves,” he added.

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“We have recovered 47 guns, six rifles and 178 hand grenades from the area,” he said, adding “124 people have been arrested for creating disturbances. Another 196, including 116
women, have been arrested under 151 CrPC,” he said

Also, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that he would ensure that strict action is taken against the perpretrators of the Mathura incident.

“Will ensure the strictest action under law against the perpetrators in the Mathura incident. Speedy prosecution of the accused,” he said.

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