Police stopped BJP MP Hema Malini from entering the violence-hit Jawahar Bagh area of Mathura district on Saturday, PTI reported.

Even as many saw the move as a reaction to Hema Malini’s “insensitive” act of uploading pictures of her film shoot as violence erupted in her constituency, the police had an entirely different explanation.

They said combing operations are underway in the area due to which entry of civilians is prohibited.

“This is not a big issue and there was no ulterior motive to bar the MP from entering the area. Combing operations are underway and the area is being examined by police teams and experts. The place has still not been declared safe. It would be difficult for us to answer if any further casualty takes place,” police said.

Hema then met the injured policemen at the hospital. She condoled the death of Mukul Dwivedi, Superintendent of Police and Santosh Yadav, Station House officer, Farah. “I am grieved at the loss of two diligent and arduous police officers,” the BJP MP said. She also asked for a CBI inquiry and compensation

Embarrassed, Hema has been tweeting fervently to justify her action and save herself from the flak.

She said law and order is state government’s responsibility, not hers

She said her sincerity can’t be questioned

The temple town of Mathura is on edge after massive violence claimed several lives as police clashed with about 3,000 members of a little-known sect whose leaders fled while 368 people were arrested.