Swadhin Bharat Subash Sena, along with the Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi were on a 'satyagraha' in Jawahar Bagh for two years.
Allahabad High Court ordered their eviction which turned violent and the encroachers killed Mathura SP, Mukul Dwivedi and SHO, Santosh Kumar Yadav. While SP Diwedi died of injuries caused by blunt objects, SHO Yadav was shot on the head with a .315 bore country-made pistol.
While the probe has begun, a lot of questions remain unanswered, and some of them are:
How did the leaders of these people manage to feed & provide shelter to 3000 followers for more than two years? From where did the money flow? Reports have suggested that they ran a parallel government and even had their own parliament.
Is there more to the whole story than meets the eye? Is there a larger conspiracy behind the killing of Mathura SP Mukul Dwivedi?
Another question is, why weren't the paramilitary forces employed in the eviction of the encroachers and why did the government chose newly recruited police officers for the eviction drive instead?
Was the police misinformed about the kind of weapons the encroachers had or was there a failure of police networks & administrative infrastructure?
Why did the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP government in Uttar Pradesh let the situation reach this level and did not take action against the encroachers for over two-years?
Why did the accompanying policemen abandon a senior police official like SP Dwivedi during crisis? Where were SP Dwivedi's armed bodyguards?
What could be the possible reasons that a small eviction drive of clearing encroachers swelled into a massive riot, resulting in 29 casualties.
Perhaps, only an unbiased CBI enquiry into the entire incident will unearth the deep-lying truth on whether Mathura SP Mukul Dwivedi and SHO Santosh Kumar Yadav became victims of a botched up and unplanned police operation or not.
Ironically, there are also reports emerging that SP Dwivedi was asked not to open fire at the protesters, but on the contrary, the encroachers opened fire at the police first, which resulted in the loss of lives of SP Dwivedi and SHO Santosh Yadav. Now imagine, if SP Dwivedi had opened fire first, he would have probably been suspended and a CBI enquiry initiated against him.
Another worrisome aspect is that this unfortunate incident came into the limelight only because prominent and decorated police officers like Dwivedi and Yadav were killed, otherwise it would have gone unnoticed like many other similar incidents around the country.
Without any doubt, every single human life is precious, but even more important are the lives of our soldiers, our police officers who risk their lives daily for our protection and upholding the law. I salute the bravehearts like SP Mukul Dwivedi, who without a second thought risk their lives in the name of duty.
But think, can we as a nation afford to lose elite, trained and efficient officers like Mathura SP Mukul Dwivedi? Think, think hard, are we recruiting police officers in our country or goats solely intended for the purpose of sacrifice? The nations needs to wake up and respond and demand a CBI enquiry into the killing of SP Mukul Dwivedi.