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Mathura clashes: BJP wants judicial probe

Press Trust of India
Jun 13, 2012 at 10:50pm IST

Mathura: The BJP on Wednesday demanded a judicial probe into the recent clashes between two communities in Kosi Kalan town near Mathura, which claimed four lives and left 16 others injured.

"Why is the government avoiding a judicial inquiry into the riots? One-sided action by the administration will not be tolerated," senior BJP leader Rajnath Singh told reporters in Kosi Kalan.

"If the administration is found to be at fault, then action should be taken against it," he said.

Mathura clashes: BJP wants judicial probe

Four persons were killed and 16 others injured in the clashes that broke out after a pedestrian used water meant for some religious purpose.

Accompanied by Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Laxmi Kant Bajpai, Singh interacted with victims of the clashes. Four persons were killed and 16 others injured after the clashes broke out in Kosi Kalan, about 45 km from Mathura, on June 1, reportedly after a pedestrian used water meant for some religious purpose.

On BJP's choice for the President's post, Singh said the party would decide once the Congress "opens its cards".

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