UP Governor sends report on Mathura, Kairana, Dadri incidents to President

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has sent a special report to President Pranab Mukherjee on the recent violence in Mathura, the alleged exodus from Kairana and the Dadri lynching that sparked outrage last year.

Copies of the report have been marked to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

The Governor did not share its contents and said it was a confidential report.

Reportedly, it was based on the three letters sent by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on June 29 to the Governor regarding action taken on the three incidents and reports and information given to Naik by various groups and individuals.

Earlier on June 4, the mastermind behind the deadly Mathura violence, Ramvriksh Yadav, was killed.

The gunfight between the police personnel and a band of encroachers was led by Yadav earlier on June 2. More than 40 people were injured in the incident.

The incident took place when the Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena (SBSS) activists opened fire at the police party that attempted to evict the Jawahar Park.

BJP legislator and Muzaffarnagar riots accused Hukum Singh had earlier reportedly said that the Hindus were being forced to leave their homes in the Muslim-majority town in Kairana. Later on, he backtracked from his claims.

The UP police had ordered a probe into the alleged migration after Singh presented a list of 346 families from the Muslim-majority town while claiming that they had to leave their homes after attacks and extortion attempts.

In Dadri district of Uttar Pradesh, a person named Mohammad Akhlaq was lynched and killed last year on suspicion that his family stored and ate beef at their house.