UP Police traces Bulandhsahar mob violence lead 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
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.