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Justice for SP Mukul Dwivedi
Supreme Court refuses CBI probe into Mathura violence, asks petitioner to approach the Allahabad High Court
The Supreme Court, which had on Monday agreed to hear a plea seeking urgent hearing and demanding a CBI probe, on Tuesday refused to order a CBI probe into the violence in Mathura, which had left 29 people including 2 policemen dead.

A vacation bench comprising of justices PC Ghose and Amitava Roy asked the petitioner to withdraw the petition and termed it as dismissed as withdrawn, as it was not inclined to pass any order. The apex court also asked the petitioner to approach the Allahabad High Court for remedy.

"The petition had been filed by BJP spokesperson Ashwini Upadhyay. Senior advocate Geeta Luthra appearing on his behalf told the court that large scale violence had been reported in Mathura and a lot of evidence was being destroyed.

She also said during the hearing that the Samajwadi Party government led by Akhilesh Yadav has not recommended a CBI probe and the investigating agencies are "not doing their work properly."

But the bench replied, "From your petition there is no evidence to suggest there is any lapse on the part of state investigating agency. Without any evidence that state investigating agencies are not working properly, courts cannot interfere."

In his plea, Upadhyay had said that the court may also take suo motu cognizance of the matter and direct the CBI enquiry, as "it is necessary to find out the truth, root cause of the incident and nexus among executive, legislature and the said group".

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