Inside Mathura's Jawahar Bagh: A cult and the madness

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Mathura, June 17: The probe into the Mathura violence has revealed several details which give a clear picture of how the Swadhin Bharat Vidhik Satyagarh a cult outfit was functioning. It was a full fledged camp in the Jawahar Bagh in Mathura with an arms training unit too.

Earlier this week the police had arrested, Chandan Bose, a prime accused in the case. He tells the police that the instruction to all those living in the encroached park was to resist the police.

Inside Mathura's Jawahar Bagh

Further having women and children in the camp was also being used by the cult leaders as they felt that the police will not fire upon them. Nearly 29 people including two police personnel were killed when police tried to evict the cult members from the encroached land in Mathura.

Inside Jawahar Bagh

Bose who is being questioned by the Mathura police says that each member had a different duty assigned. Those coming into the camps would be scanned and their talents identified.

There were persons who imparted education and there were also persons who undertook classes in weapons training. Further he also reveals that there was a doctor in the camp.

In all there were 2,500 persons living inside the camp. Bose said that they were extremely strict with the followers and were told that they should never leave the campus.

Once when some persons told us that they want to leave as they fear police action, we told them that the police would never open fire on women and children.

Further speaking on the funds that the camps generated, Bose says that it was the inmates who would contribute the most. Followers were allowed to return to their villages only during the harvest season. They were told to bring back the money earned from the produce and donate it to the cult.

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