Mathura Violence Case: Supreme Court denied Claim for CBI probe

Lucknow: Today, on Tuesday, 7th June, the honourable Supreme Court of India has refused to entertain a plea demanding a CBI- Central Bureau of Investigation probe into the recent violence in Mathura. Notably, the said Mathura violence has resulted in the death of twenty- nine people and also number of other people were left injured. As such, a lawyer and Delhi BJP spokesperson- Ashwini Upadhyay had filed plea, which was listed by the vacation bench of the Justice- P. C. Ghose and Justice- Amitava Roy yesterday for hearing the same on today.

While, denying the CBI enquiry into the matter, justice- Amitava Roy observed that the matter is pending before the High court of Allahabad and here the petitioner was bypassing it through this Public Interest Litigation.

Moreover, this bench also observed that for recommending the CBI investigation into the matter, the State Government is having right and even the Centre cannot order such CBI enquiry on its own. Also, it was stated by bench that in the petition, there is no statement as to deficiency in the investigation or lacking in efforts on the part of the Government of Uttar Pradesh. In the matter here, the counsel representing the petitioner earlier sought an urgent hearing in the matter, and claimed that court can also take suo motu cognizance in the matter for directing such CBI enquiry.

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