Mathura: As the death toll mounted to 21 in the clashes that took place during an anti-encroachment drive in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district, it is being learnt the protesters, numbering around 3,000, belonged to the Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, who claim to be the "true followers of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose".
Ram Vraksha Yadav is the leader of the activists, and Chandan Gaur is the security officer of the group. Both managed to flee along with thousands of their supporters.
The protesters who described themselves as "Satyagrahis" possessed country-made guns, rifles, pistols, cartridges and explosives, including grenades.
The UP Director General of Police tweeted that a huge cache of arms was recovered in Mathura.
Huge cache of arms recovered in Mathura 45 arms of 315 bore, two 12 bore one factory made 315 bore rifle, one 12 bore rifle, four 315 bore
— Javeed (@javeeddgpup) June 3, 2016
The 'Satyagrahis' had been making unrealistic demands which include:
Cancellation of election of President and Prime Minister of India
Diesel be made available at the rate of 60 litres for one rupee and petrol at 40 litres for one rupee.
The country should follow the law of Netaji's Azad Hind Fauj and the acts of British era should be abolished.
Azad Hind Fauj's currency should be introduced.
The 270 acre Jawahar Bagh be handed over to them.
No police action on the 'Satyagrahis'
Non-veg food should be banned across the country and non-vegetarians should be punished.
The violence had erupted when police were trying to evict illegal occupants from Jawahar Bagh yesterday on the directions of the Allahabad High Court.
According to Mathura police, two bullets hit Station House Officer (Farah), Santosh Yadav, who was declared dead on arrival by doctors at Niyati Hospital. SP (City) Mukul Dwivedi, who was placed on ventilator support, succumbed to bullet injuries later, said doctors at the private hospital. Over 100 people, including the city magistrate Ram Araj Yadav, were also injured in the clashes that lasted for almost four hours.