The committee set up by the Bhartiya Janata Party to investigate the death of Sadhu Vijay Das, who set himself on fire on July 23 in protest against illegal mining in Bharatpur, delivered its report to the BJP Chairman on Wednesday, JP Nadda. The committee visited the site of the incident in Bharatpur on Sunday to gather information. The report containing the findings was delivered to Nadda.
National Party General Secretary and State Leader Arun Singh, MP Swami Sumedhan and Saraswati, former Union Minister and MP Satyapal Singh, former Chief Police Officer of Uttar Pradesh and the MP Brijlal Yadav were included in the investigative committee. The seer, who attempted to set himself on fire at Deeg in Bharatpur in protest against illegal mining, was pronounced dead at a hospital in Delhi.
The incident was reported in Deeg on July 20 when Sadhu Vijay Das attempted to set himself on fire amid protests against illegal mining in the area. City officials rushed to the scene to put out the fire and save Das.
Locals and sadhus have been calling for a ban on mines for a long time. The administration also assured the sadhus that the mines would be moved from the area and informed them of the state government’s plans to turn the surrounding area into a religious tourist site. (ANI)
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