UP Po­lice traces Bu­landhsa­har mob vi­o­lence lead to Jammu

The Northlines - - FRONT PAGE - NL COR­RE­SPON­DENT JAMMU, DEC 07 Fled to Jammu

In a fresh twist to the Bu­land­shahr mob vi­o­lence case, an Army jawan has emerged as a key sus­pect in the mur­der of Po­lice In­spec­tor Su­bodh Ku­mar Singh.

While the po­lice is yet to is­sue de­tails of the al­le­ga­tions or his role, they have sent a team to Jammu to in­ves­ti­gate and pos­si­bly nab him.

The main ac­cused Yo­gesh Raj, a Ba­jrang Dal ac­tivist, mean­while, is still ab­scond­ing.

The Army said on Fri­day evening that its North­ern Com­mand had been con­tacted by the po­lice re­gard­ing the case. A Spe­cial In­ves­ti­ga­tion Team is prob­ing the vi­o­lence. Iden­ti­fied as Jeetu alias Fauji, the jawan al­legedly fired at the po­lice of­fi­cer dur­ing the mob vi­o­lence.

Posted in Jammu and Kash­mir, he was in his na­tive Bu­land­shahr on leave at the time of the in­ci­dent, a lo­cal daily re­ported, adding that af­ter the in­ci­dent he al­legedly fled to Jammu. In­ci­den­tally, the name Jeetu Fauji had ap­peared among the 27 named per­sons in the FIR lodged in the mob vi­o­lence ear­lier this week.

As per the re­port in the daily, the claim was made by the po­lice on the ba­sis of a video in which the jawan is al­legedly seen fir­ing at the of­fi­cer.

The Army said “fullest co­op­er­a­tion is be­ing ex­tended” to the UP po­lice and added that, “De­tails would be re­leased by Po­lice at ap­pro­pri­ate time af­ter pos­i­tive iden­ti­fi­ca­tion.” “Since the mat­ter is un­der in­ves­ti­ga­tion no other com­ment can be of­fered,” the Army said in a state­ment. The State po­lice has sent a team to Jammu to nab the sus­pect, said S.K. Bha­gat, IG crime. In­spec­tor Su­bodh Ku­mar Singh was shot dead in mob vi­o­lence on Mon­day in the Syana area of Bu­land­shahr af­ter rightwing groups al­leged cow slaugh­ter and laid siege to the Chin­grawati po­lice out­post.

A civil­ian, Su­mit Singh, whom some videos have shown to be a part of stone-pelt­ing mob, also died of bul­let in­juries. Mother’s state­ment

Jeetu’s

mother, how­ever, claimed that he was posted in Kargil and she had not seen him for the past few months. But if he was guilty of the crime, she told a tele­vi­sion chan­nel, "I will kill him my­self."

The jawan's fam­ily al­leged that the po­lice had van­dalised their house af­ter his name sur­faced in the case.

Mean­while, five more youth have been ar­rested in con­nec­tion with the mob vi­o­lence, tak­ing the to­tal to nine, po­lice said. Iden­ti­fied as Ro­hit, Chan­dra, Sonu, Ji­ten­dra and Nitin, they were how­ever, not named in the FIR.

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