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Yogi busy on poll trail, mum on cop’s killing

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Ut­tar Pradesh Chief Min­is­ter Yogi Adityanath ad­dressed four elec­tion ral­lies in Te­lan­gana yes­ter­day but con­tin­ued to keep silent on the killing of a po­lice of­fi­cer by cow vig­i­lantes in his state’s Bu­land­shahr dis­trict.

Adityanath may meet the fam­ily of the slain Su­bodh Ku­mar Singh to­day. On Tues­day, the Chief Min­is­ter re­viewed the law and or­der sit­u­a­tion with the Chief Sec­re­tary and other top of­fi­cials in Luc­know but did not make any pub­lic com­ment on the killing of the of­fi­cer.

Mean­while, the In­spec­tor’s son Shrey de­manded a fair and proper in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the killing. Asked whether there was a meet­ing likely be­tween their fam­ily and the Chief Min­is­ter, he said some of­fi­cials have sounded him on that.

“He [Singh] gave his life in the line of duty. I have faith in po­lice and the SIT which is in­ves­ti­gat­ing the in­ci­dent. My pri­or­ity is for a proper and fair probe. The SIT re­port should cover all an­gles. My father is a mar­tyr,” Shrey said. “Strict ac­tion must be taken against the cul­prits. Mob lynch­ing is a big so­cial evil and it has to be dealt with strictly. I want jus­tice for my father. This in­ci­dent should be made an ex­am­ple of so that peo­ple do not in­dulge in such crimes,” he said.

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