Mathura violence: BJP workers booked for protesting against UP government

Eleven BJP workers, including district president Dinesh Vashisht, have been booked here for protesting against the Uttar Pradesh government in connection with the Mathura clashes, police said today.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 07, 2016, 16:47 PM IST
Mathura violence: BJP workers booked for protesting against UP government

Etah: Eleven BJP workers, including district president Dinesh Vashisht, have been booked here for protesting against the Uttar Pradesh government in connection with the Mathura clashes, police said today.

Vashisht and ten other BJP leaders had held a protest in the city on Sunday, where they raised slogans against the UP government and burnt an effigy of PWD Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav, Sub-Inspector Manoj Kumar said.

Police said an FIR has been registered against them under sections 147 (Punishment for rioting) and 153 B (Imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration) of the IPC.

The matter is under investigation. However, no arrests have been made so far, they said.

The BJP in UP has been protesting against the clashes in Mathura that have left 29 dead, including two policemen.