Jawahar Bagh: Charge sheet against 104 in SP, SHO murder case

New Delhi: Crime branch of Mathura police has filed charge sheet against 104 people, including the Jawahar Bagh encroachers' spearhead and a woman, for the Murderof two police officers during an eviction operation on June 2. 

The then SP city(Mathura) Mukul Dwivedi and the then SHO Farah Santosh Yadav were killed when the police were evicting encroachers, led by Ram Vriksha Yadav, from the Bagh here.

"During investigation, 104 people including the kingpin Ram Vriksha Yadav were, found guilty ofassassinationof the then SP city(Mathura) Mukul Dwivedi and the then SHO Farah Santosh Yadav," SP crime Rajesh Sonkar said. 

Of the 104, three persons, including Yadav and his two associates, were killed during the operation. 

He said the charge sheet was filed in the CourtofACJM Radhey Mohan Srivastava yesterday in the presence of all the 101 accused. 

"All the accused, including Poonam Bose, wife of Chandan Bose (self-styled army commander of Ram Vriksha) would be presented before the CJM on September 19, when charges framed against them would be read," Sonkar said. 

The case would be finally transferred to the Courtof sessions judge, he said. 

"Twenty-six people, including the two officers, were killed during the operation," he said, adding the accused have been booked under various sections of relevant law. 

Sonkar said nine police personnel who had "fled"when Dwivedi was attacked, have already been suspended, as prima facie they were found guilty. 

"While 101 people have been named charge sheet for murdering two police officers, earlier 278 were booked and sent to jail then (in the immediate aftermath of the incident)," Kunvar Singh Yadav, Inspector Crime Branch said. 

Meanwhile, the single-member judicial commission chaired by retired high Courtjudge Mirza Imtiaz Murtaza is recording statements of witnesses. 

"So far over 65 people have recorded their statement ,on oath," Pramod Kumar Goel, secretary to the commission said. 

The next date for recording the statements would be fixed after September 15, he concluded.

IANS