Mathura violence: Accused Chandan Bose arrested from Basti

Basti (Uttar Pradesh) : The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested Chandan Bose, one of the main accused in the Mathura violence case, from Basti district of the state.

As per reports, Bose was being pursued by the police for inciting the violence and also shooting police officer Santhosh Yadav.

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.

In the wake of the incident, the Uttar Pradesh government raised the compensation amount to the next of kin of two martyred police officers in Mathura clash from Rs. 20 lakh to Rs. 50 lakh.

The death toll in the Mathura is 24. Those killed include Mathura Superintendent of Police (City) Mukul Dwivedi, Farah Police Station SHO Santosh Yadav and 20 protesters. 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. (ANI)