Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, is said to be the group whose activists were occupying the land in Mathura, over which massive clashes took place on Thursday.
Clashes broke out when police were trying to evict illegal occupants of the land in Jawahar Bagh by the activists, believed to be of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, on the directions of the Allahabad High Court.
What is the Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi? The group’s members claim to be “true followers of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose”. Over two years ago, activists of the splinter group of Baba Jai Gurudeo, claiming themselves to be member of ‘Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi’, had occupied hundreds of acres of land of Jawahar Bagh on the pretext of ‘dharna’.
Their demands included cancellation of election of President and Prime Minister of India, replacement of existing currency with ‘Azad Hind Fauj’ currency, sale of diesel at the rate of 60 litres for one rupee and petrol at the rate of 40 litres for one rupee.
Among the other demands posted on their Facebook page are: “We demand all records relating to the ‘Ruler of the Nation’, law and order, and also the document of citizenship (which shows how we are citizens of the nation) to be made public.”
21 people, including an SP and an SHO, have been killed in the massive clash between police and encroachers even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered an inquiry.
3000 encroachers pelted stones and later opened fire at the police team as they reached the spot. In retaliation, the police had to fire after using batons and tear gas at them.
Ram Vraksha Yadav, leader of the activists and the security officer of the group Chandan Gaur managed to flee along with thousands of their supporters, DM Rajesh Kumar said. The activists were offensive from the beginning and used not only hand grenades but also started firing with automatic weapons after taking position at tree tops, he said.
The area was filled with smoke due to blast of hand grenades and LPG cylinders following which several huts caught fire which was finally doused by fire tenders, the DM said.
(With inputs from PTI & Indian Express)