New Delhi: A day after intelligence officers in Mathura revealed that the Uttar Pradesh government was warned about illegal arms in Jawahar Bagh, the BJP yesterday grabbed the opportunity to mock Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who had earlier claimed that no one knew about the arsenal hidden inside the park.

In a sting operation, Inspector Munni Lal Gaur, chief of local intelligence unit in Mathura, revealed that the state’s top brass was warned about the dangers posed by the Jawahar Bagh squatters, who were members of a cult gang.

The BJP also reiterated its demand for a CBI inquiry into the Mathura violence that claimed 29 lives, including those of Superintendent of Police (City) Mukul Dwivedi and Sub-Inspector Santosh Yadav.

“Why did Akhilesh Yadav ignore the intelligence inputs? He has done a crime by sending the police force to Jawahar Bagh area without full preparation despite having the intelligence inputs,” BJP Secretary Srikant Sharma said.