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Bulandshahr Violence: CM Yogi opens up on Inspector Subodh Singh's murder; calls it an accident, not mob lynching

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 8 December 2018, 13:36 IST

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanth on Friday opened up on the murder of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in a mob violence in Bulandshahr on December 3, Monday. CM Yogi called the death of Mr Singh an “accident” and not a “mob lynching”.

Speaking at the Jagran Forum in Delhi, he said: “Uttar Pradesh mein mob lynching ki koi ghatna nahi hai, ek. Bulandshahr ki ghatna ek durghatna hai, aur isme kanoon apna karya kar raha hai. Koi bhi doshi baksha nahi jayega. Illegal slaughtering, keval cow hatya hi nahi, illegal slaughtering poore UP mein ban hai and DM, SP uske prati poore jawabdeyi honge.” (There is no mob lynching in UP. The Bulandshahr incident was an accident, and the law is taking its course. No culprit will be spared. Illegal slaughtering, and not just cow slaughter, is banned in the entire state and the DM and SP will be answerable).”

In the connection to the mob violence and killing of Police Inspector, five others have been arrested and another local resident Sumit at the hands of the mob, who were protesting against the alleged cow slaughter in Siyana village. This takes the number of arrests to nine.

Meanwhile, 3 cops were transferred from the Bulandshahr, days after an inspector killed in a violence that broke out in Bulandshahr over allegations of cows slaughter.

At a press conference, Additional DGP (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said that five suspects — Chandra, Rohit, Sonu, Jitendra and Nitin — are residents of Siyana. Their profiles are under investigation, police said, reported Indian Express.

Armyman who allegedly shot inspector Subodh Singh during mob violence detained by police. ADG Kumar said: “We can confirm that the person shown in the video is Jeetu, who is a part of the Indian Army and is currently posted in J&K. His role in the shooting is a matter of investigation by the SIT. We have sent teams to J&K to investigate further.”

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First published: 8 December 2018, 12:59 IST