Mathura: In a horrifying incident in Mathura on Thursday, a deputy SP level police officer and around 10 cops were injured in an alleged clash with protesters.

The clash between the protestors and police took place when the police were taking out an anti-encroachment drive at the Jawahar Bagh area of Mathura.

However, the situation went out of control after the gun shots were fired on cops by some unidentified men. Police resorted to the use of force leading to major clashes.

Around 3000 activists had assembled to protest the anti-encroachment drive but the administration had received police orders to clear the protesters associated to an organization named Swadhin Bharat Andolan.

As per sources, the injured police officer succumbed to his injuries although it has not been declared officially. The situation in the area is said to be tense.

The activists had reportedly occupied the land on the pretext of ‘dharna’ for over two years.

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