In one of the worst cases of violence in Mathura, a faction of people who call themselves the followers of Jai Gurudev seemingly with support from a few sections of government, who have since years (2014) encroached upon government lands inside Jawahar Baghhad resorted to violence killing 24 people including two police officers. The police went to the squatters to ask them to vacate the land as per High court orders, but they did not expect the people, who also call themselves members of Swadheen Bharat Subhas Sena carried arms with them and in the clash that ensued, they dragged a police officer who came to question along with his forces, inside, beat him up and shot him in close range. They also killed one more police officer on duty, and several others are said to be missing and more are feared to be dead.
The Bose cult had taken permission to camp at the 250 acres in Jawahar Bagh for 2 days in 2014 stayed on. They call themselves followers of Subhash Chandra Bose and believe that they will meet Netaji soon. Their founder Jai Gurudev when he died was found to be worth Rs 4000 crore.
The unexpected violence was called intelligence breach as the police later found an arms cache of country made pistols, guns and live cartridges. The police say they did not expect the members to resort to violence. However, the so called followers of Bose were always known to be an aggressive group. Among their absurd demands are removal of President and Prime Minister and selling of 40 litres of petrol at Rs 1. The entire episode puts Akhilesh Yadav’s government in a difficult position ahead of elections in 2017.