Man Who Financed Mathura Cult Held

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Mahura: Badaun police has arrested Rakesh Gupta, the alleged financier of the Mathura cult ‘Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena’ and a close aide of its chief Ram Vriksha Yadav, who is the alleged mastermind behind the Mathura violence on June 2, reported TOI.

“Gupta, a businessman, was arrested near Atena Bridge at Badaun-Farrukhabad border in Badaun district on Friday. He has been handed over to Mathura police,” deputy inspector general (Bareilly Range) Ashutosh Kumar.

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Gupta, who supplied arms to the group and funded the daily expenses of the cult’s ‘satyagrahis’, was also “interrogated by Intelligence Bureau sleuths since it is a matter of national security”, a senior police official said.

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