New Delhi: The Jawahar Bagh eviction riots which escalated to a state-level emergency where 29 people, including 2 policemen, lost their lives, saw a peculiar twist on Saturday.
The revenue records of the 260-acre Jawahar Bagh in Mathura which was encroached upon by the Swadheen Bharat Subhas Sena are missing. The papers were crucial in proving government ownership of the disputed land.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has alleged that there is a collusion between the Samajwadi Party and the land mafia. They have expressed consternation at how the armed cult could proliferate right under the nose of the SP government unless the latter was supporting them.
The Swadheen Bharat Subhas Sena were illegally encroaching upon the government-owned land, the situation had escalated when the government tried to evict the illegal tenants who retaliated with bombs and automatic weapons. The Jawahar Bagh revenue files were crucial in proving the ownership of the government on the land. The sudden disappearance of these files could point towards alleged link between the Akhilesh Yadav government and the land mafia.