Mathura: The mother of Superintendent of Police Mukul Dwivedi, who was killed on Thursday in clashes between police and encroachers during an anti-encroachment drive in Mathura, on Friday rejected the compensation offered by the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and said she instead wants her son back.
“Mujhe paise nahi chahiye, CM mera beta lakar de dein (I don't want money, CM should bring my son back),” Mathura SP Mukul Dwivedi's mother told news agency ANI.
“Humse le lein Mukhyamantri Rs 20 lakh, par mera beta wapas kar dein (the CM can take Rs 20 lakhs from us but please bring my son back),” the grieving mother said.
The death toll in the Mathura violence has risen to 17 including two police personnel. An SHO also lost his life in yesterday's violence.
Over 250 people have been detained so far for their involvement in the incident.
Mathura, meanwhile, continues to remain tense even as heavy police reinforcement has been deployed in the violence-hit areas.
Dwivedi, a 1995 batch officer, had joined as SP (City) Mathura seven months ago and was regarded as one of the finest in the district police force.
He was leading the operations following the orders of the court to clear a park of encroachment when police team was greeted with unprovoked and indiscriminate firing by the encroachers, believed to be part of sect called 'Satyagrahis'.
While Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered a probe into the incident, sources say the slain SP many times in the past had shared his frustration about the situation in Jawaharbagh, with friends and family, news agency IANS reported.
Close aides said that Dwivedi had spoken to them on how his superiors in the district were dissuading him against acting against the people behind the encroachment, despite a specific court order to do so.
He also allegedly told some officials that he was not being provided with adequate police force to clear the encroachment at the sprawling park.
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