Bulandshahr violence: Inspector’s killing an ‘accident’, says Yogi Adityanath

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Slain inspector Subodh Kumar Singh

 

New Delhi : Terming the gruesome killing of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh by mob an ‘accident’ Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has created another controversy.

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The inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and 20-year-old Sumit were killed when a mob attacked policemen over alleged cow slaughter on December 3 Bulandshahr.

There is no mob lynching in UP. The Bulandshahr incident was an accident, and the law is taking its course, reported Indian Express quoting Yogi.

He also said that those responsible will not be spared.

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister reportedly made the comment while speaking at an event in the national capital. His reaction came a day after he met the family members of the slain inspector.

On Thursday, Adityanath met Singh’s wife and the two sons at his Kalidas Marg residence.

UP Director General of Police O P Singh, who was also present at the meeting, said Adityanath assured the family that education and house loans taken by them would be paid off by the government.

Adityanath had Monday declared compensation of Rs 40 lakh for the wife, Rs 10 lakh for the parents and a government job for a family member of the inspector, who was the initial investigating officer in the 2015 Akhlaq lynching case.

Meanwhile,  a soldier allegedly involved in the Bulandshahr firing in Uttar Pradesh in which a police Inspector and a civilian were killed has been detained by his unit in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, Army sources said.

Jitendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji was detained by the 22 Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore town.

A special investigation team (SIT) of the Uttar Pradesh Police was expected to reach here later to take him into custody.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a civilian, Sumit Kumar, were shot dead in Bulandshahr in mob violence last week.

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