Bulandshahr Unrest: Accused Jawan, Jitendra Malik, Denied Bail
Policemen inspect vehicles set on fire by a mob on Thursday, 6 December, during a protest over the alleged illegal slaughter of cattle in Bulandshahr.
Policemen inspect vehicles set on fire by a mob on Thursday, 6 December, during a protest over the alleged illegal slaughter of cattle in Bulandshahr.(Photo: AP)
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Bulandshahr Unrest: Accused Jawan, Jitendra Malik, Denied Bail

The soldier allegedly behind the killing of Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in UP's Bulandshahr has been denied bail by Chief Judicial Magistrate court.

The accused Jitendra Malik, alias Jeetu Fauji, was handed over to the UP Special Task Force (STF) around midnight of 8 December. He later told the media that he is not an absconder, hasn't done anything wrong and that he is being framed.

Meanwhile, the UP government on Saturday, 7 December, transferred Bulandshahr SSP Krishna Bahadur Singh to the DGP office in Lucknow, five days after the inspector and a civilian were killed during mob violence following alleged cow slaughter.

Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said that the Senior Superintendent of Police will be replaced by Sitapur SP Prabhakar Chaudhary.

Circle Officer (CO) Satya Prakash Sharma and Suresh Kumar, in-charge of Chingravathi police chowki, have also been transferred "for their failure in responding in time to the situation arising on Monday in that area".

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  • Police have registered two FIRs in connection with the incident – one over mob violence and the other over alleged cow slaughter
  • Trouble started when cow carcasses were allegedly found dumped in a forest area outside Mahav village
  • Police Inspector Subodh Kumar, of Siana police station, was shot and hit by a stone-pelting mob
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‘Inspector Provoked the Crowd’: Accused in Bulandshahr Violence to TV Channel

Shikhar Agrawal, an accused in the mob violence in Bulandshahr that broke out over alleged cow slaughter and led to the death of a police officer on 3 December, has reportedly said that the incident was not a premeditated move, but a sudden breakout.

In an interview with ABP News on Sunday, 9 December, Agrawal, who is apparently the president of the BJP Yuva Morcha in Bulandshahr city, said:

“I was not present at the site when Inspector Subodh (Kumar Singh) was murdered. I was present at the place where cow carcasses were found... I only reached the spot, took the dead bodies of cows and headed for the police station. I was not the one behind gathering people for violence, such incidents attract people.”
Accused Shikhar Agrawal, as quoted by ABP News

He further told the news channel that the "inspector had provoked the crowd" and "threatened to shoot if people did not disperse."

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Accused Soldier in Bulandshahr Violence Sent to 14-Day Judicial Custody

The soldier accused of firing at Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court on Sunday, 9 December.

The accused Jitendra Malik, alias Jeetu Fauji, who was posted in Jammu and Kashmir, was handed over to the UP Special Task Force around midnight of 8 December.

He later told the media that he is not an absconder, hasn't done anything wrong and that he is being framed.

Manish Mishra Appointed Bulandshshr ASP

Manish Mishra has been appointed as the Additional Superintendent of Police, (Rural) Bulandshahr. He replaced Raees Akhtar, who has now been transferred to PAC headquarters, Lucknow.

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Soldier Allegedly Involved in Bulandshahr Firing Handed Over to UP STF

Jitendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji, the army jawan allegedly involved in the Bulandshahr firing in Uttar Pradesh in which a police Inspector and a civilian were killed was handed over to the UP STF around midnight of 8 December.

SSP STF Abhishek Singh said that a preliminary inquiry was done against him and he will be produce in court.

“We've arrested Army jawan Jitendra Malik, he was handed over by Army at 12:50 am. Preliminary interrogation has been done. He is being sent to Bulandshahr and will be produced before court for judicial custody,” he said.

“He accepted he was there when crowd started gathering. Prima facie, it has been found true. It's not yet ascertained if he is the one who shot Inspector or Sumit. He said he went there with villagers, but denied pelting stones on police. Forensic of his mobile will be done,” he added.

Meanwhile, Jeetu’s brother, Dharmendra Malik said that Jeetu was being framed and he can prove that Jeetu wasn’t present at the spot where inspector Subodh Kumar was killed.

“My brother is being trapped in some conspiracy, he's not involved in the killing of the inspector. I have evidence to prove that my brother wasn't present at the site where the incident took place. I request CM to help me,” he said.

Soldier Allegedly Involved in Bulandshahr Firing Detained

Soldier allegedly involved in the Bulandshahr firing in Uttar Pradesh in which a police Inspector and a civilian were killed was detained by his unit in Jammu and Kashmir on Saturday, army sources told IANS.

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.

Bulandshahr SSP Transferred to DGP Headquarters in Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday transferred Bulandshahr SSP Krishna Bahadur Singh to the DGP office in Lucknow, five days after two people, including an inspector, were killed in violence following an alleged cow slaughter incident.

Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said that the Senior Superintendent of Police will be replaced by Sitapur SP Prabhakar Chaudhary.

Will Corporate With Police over Jawan Accused in Bulandshahr Killing: Army Chief

Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat on Saturday, 8 December said that that the army will fully cooperate with police if there is any credible evidence against the jawan who is accused in the Bulandshahr killing.

Rawat’s statement came after a police team was reportedly sent to Jammu to nab the Indian Army soldier Jeetu who is posted in the state. Army sources in Delhi also told PTI the police have contacted the Northern Command and were being given fullest cooperation.

Meanwhile, IG Crime SK Bhagat confirmed on Friday that five more arrests have been made in connection with Inspector Subodh Singh's death, taking the number of those arrested to nine.

Two Police Officials Transferred After Bulandshahr Clash

Two police officials have been transferred in connection to the mob violence in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr town earlier this week where an inspector and a civilian were killed, authorities told news agency IANS on Saturday.

Acting on a report submitted by the Additional Director General of Police S.B. Shiradkar, Circle Officer (CO) Satya Prakash Sharma and Suresh Kumar, the in-charge of Chingravathi police chowki, have been transferred "for their failure in responding in time to the situation arising on Monday in that area".

A senior home department official said they have been taken to task for not being fast enough in reacting to the situation that arose after some Hindu right-wing activists found some animal carcasses in the field and took them on tractor trolleys to block a road.

Bulandshahr: Will Kill Son If Proved He Shot Cop, Says Jawan’s Mother

“If any evidence like a picture or a video emerges showing he killed the policeman, then I will kill him myself,” said the mother of the army soldier, Jeetendra, reported The Hindustan Times. As was claimed through some videos of the incident, Jeetendra had reportedly shot dead the police inspector Subodh Kumar during the violence in Bulandshahr.

“I’m not so heartless. I’m equally pained by the death of the policeman and the other boy from Chingrawathi and also for what the entire village and its people are going through,” she said.

She alleged that the cops had raided their house at Mahaw village and even damaged household goods.

UP Police Team in Jammu to Nab Bulandshahr Case Accused Army Jawan

A police team has been sent to Jammu to nab an Indian Army soldier who is one of the accused in the murder of a police inspector during mob violence in Bulandshahr, a senior police officer said on Friday, 7 December.

IG Crime SK Bhagat said five more arrests have been made in connection with Inspector Subodh Singh's death, taking the number of those arrested to nine.

(PTI)

Yogi Adityanath Behaves Like Aurangazeb: Congress

Congress spokesperson Randeep Surjewala hit out at Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adiyanath after he called the cop’s killing in Bulandshahr an ‘accident.’ He likened the behaviour of the chief minister to Mughal emperor Aurangazeb and that of PM Modi to Muhammad bin Tughluq.

“Modi ji Muhammad bin Tughluq ki tarah vyavahar karte hain aur Ajay Singh Bisht (Yogi Adityanath) Aurangzeb ki tarah. Iss desh mein Talibani vyavastha chalegi ya prajatantra chalega?”
Randeep Surjewala, Congress Spokesperson

UP CM Adityanath Calls Cop’s Killing an ‘Accident’

Calling the Bulandshahr violence and "accident", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, on 7 December, said that there have been no cases of mob lynchings in the state and that one must note that illegal cattle trade and cow slaughtering have been banned in the state since March 2017.

A day after meeting slain inspector Subodh Kumar's family, the Uttar Pradesh chief minister, at an event organised by Dainik Jagran group, said," There has been no mob lynching in Uttar Pradesh. What happened in Bulandshahr was an accident and the guilty will be punished."

Shots Fired by Army Soldier Killed SHO, Say Sources

According to sources, a soldier has emerged as a key suspect in the killing of the SHO, who appeared in the video where the mob has turned violent over suspicion of cow slaughter, reported NDTV.

Fauji Jeetu, an army soldier, who is posted in Srinagar, is suspected to have fired the shot that led to the death of the cop. The suspect has reportedly fled to Srinagar. A police team has been sent to Jammu and Kashmir to track him down.

Cow-Slaughter Top Focus, Murder on Back Burner: Bulandshahr Police

A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath met the family of the slain police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh on Thursday, 6 December, the state police have made solving the case of alleged cow slaughter their first priority.

Additional Superintendent of Police (Bulandshahr) Rayees Akhtar told The Indian Express, "Our main concern at this moment is to find out who killed those cows. After all, it was the killing of the cows that led to the protest, which resulted in Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s murder."

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ADG Report Out, to be Submitted to CM Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh ADG report on Bulandshahr violence is out. The report will be submitted to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday, 7 December. The report mentions that it’s a case of a larger conspiracy.

UPSTF to Assist SIT in Probe

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) will assist the Special Investigating Team probing the Bulandshahr violence in which two people, including a police officer, were killed on Monday, 3 December.

The STF is assisting the SIT constituted by the government to probe the incident of cow slaughter and the subsequent violence, Inspector General (Crime) S K Bhagat said, as reported by PTI.

Prime Accused Bajrang Dal Leader Yogesh Raj Arrested

Prime accused Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj has been arrested, CNN-News18 reports.

Road Renamed After Slain Inspector Subodh Kumar

Jaithari-Kuraoli road leading to village of late police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Etah has been renamed to 'Shri Subodh Kumar Singh Shahid Marg'.

UP DGP OP Singh Addresses Media

UP DGP OP Singh, along with the family of slain police inspector Subodh Kumar, addressed the media in Lucknow.

Subodh Kumar's Family Meets CM Yogi

Family of slain police inspector Subodh Kumar met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow.

Slain Cop's Family Arrives to Meet Yogi Adityanath

Family of slain police inspector Subodh Kumar arrives at the residence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

New Video of Bulandshahr Clashes Shows Sumit Pelting Stones: Report

A a new video that has surfaced of the Bulandshahr clashes suggests that Sumit, the civilian who died, may have been part of the mob indulging in stone-pelting, reported NDTV.

The new video shows the mob saying 'maaro maaro' as it runs amok in its clash with the police.

An injured Sumit is also apparently seen in the video, being carried by others.

The Quint could not independently verify the authenticity of the video.

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Four People Arrested in Connection With Alleged Cow Slaughter: Report

Four people have reportedly been arrested by the UP police in connection with the alleged cow slaughter that led to clashes in UP's Bulandshahr, leaving one police officer and one civilian dead.

Among those arrested are Sarfuddin, Sajid, Asif and Nanhe – all of whom are adults, reported The Indian Express. The arrest of Sarfuddin and Sajid led the police to the other two, with the police saying that they have substantial evidence against them.

The FIR in the cow slaughter case had named seven Muslims hailing from Nayabans village.

While the names of Sarfuddin and Sajid do figure in the FIR, those of Asif and Nanhe don't.

Earlier, two minors were called to the police station after their names figured in the FIR.

However, the police told The Indian Express that "there is only one minor and we have not arrested him".

It was also reported earlier that around 70 policemen had visited the Nayabans village, 45 kilometres from Bulandshahr, on Monday to identify the seven accused of cow slaughter. Standing at the centre of the village, the policemen called out the accused, and the two minors were the only ones whose names matched, the report said.

Was Not Involved in the Stone-Pelting, Firing Incident: Bajrang Dal's Yogesh Raj

Bajrang Dal's Yogesh Raj claimed innonence in a video released two days after SHO Subodh Kumar and a civilian were killed in mob violence over alleged cow slaughter, saying that he was not involved in the stone-pelting and firing incident that took place at the Chingrawati police chowki in UP's Bulandshahr.

“The police are portraying me as if I have had big criminal history. That day, two incidents happened. First, was the cow slaughter in Mahav village. I reached there and eventually resolved the issue, and went to the police station to file our complaint. When we were at the police station, we got to know about the stone-pelting and firing at that place.”
Yogesh Raj

Raj questioned why would the Bajrang Dal take part in the protests when their demand of filing a complaint was met, adding that he was confident of getting justice.

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Bulandshahr Incident a Big Conspiracy: UP DGP

The Uttar Pradesh DGP OP Singh told ANI, “The incident in Bulandshahr is a big conspiracy. This is not only a law and order issue, how did the cattle carcass reach there? Who brought it, why and under what circumstances?”

Not Fair to Give Bulandshahr Violence a Political Colour: Amit Shah

Amit Shah, while addressing an election rally in Jaipur, Rajasthan, said it would be unfair to give the Bulandshahr violence a political colour. The Congress, he added, had made allegations but things would be clear after the Special Investigation Team report.

Shiv Sena Suspects Religious Polarisation Angle in Bulandshahr Violence

The Shiv Sena, on 5 December, attacked ally BJP over the violence in party-ruled Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, asking if it was orchestrated to polarise society on religious grounds ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

“Was the Bulandshahr incident orchestrated like the Muzaffarnagar incident before the 2014 polls? The BJP knows that the 2019 elections will not be easy for it. Therefore, has it used its weapon of religious polarisation?”
Shiv Sena asked in an editorial in party mouthpiece ‘Saamana’.

The issue of cow slaughter and consuming its meat is widely prevalent in Goa, Mizoram, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Tripura, but no violence or mob lynchings have been reported there as these states have negligible Lok Sabha seats, the Sena said in remarks laced with sarcasm.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) could come to power at the Centre in 2014 as it won 71 out of total 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP, the party noted.

The BJP has realised that repeating the performance is not possible and on top of it, if the Opposition comes together, like it did in the Kairana by-polls (in UP), the ruling party could be easily defeated, the Sena said.

The Sena, a ruling ally of the BJP-led Maharashtra government, said the 80 Lok Sabha seats of UP could be a "game changer" for the BJP.

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Yogi Adityanath Meets with Top Officials, Strict Action Ordered Against Cow Slaughter

Amid a political furore over killing of a police inspector and a man in Bulandshahr in a case of mob violence, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on 5 December night ordered a thorough probe and directions were issued for strict action against those involved in the alleged cow slaughter, said to be the trigger for the brutal incident, a senior official told PTI..

A day after the tragic incident, Adityanath held a meeting in Lucknow with chief secretary, DGP, principal secretary (home) and additional director general of police (intelligence).

After the chief minister's meeting, Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Avinish Awasthi said, "The UP Chief Minister directed (officials) for a thorough probe in the incident. Instructions were also issued to take stringent action against people involved in cow slaughter." "The incident is part of a bigger conspiracy, and hence all those directly or indirectly related to cow slaughter should be arrested in a time-bound manner," he said.

It was not clear whether any decision was taken to act against those responsible for killing of Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and 20-year-old bystander Sumit Kumar in the mob violence.

Adityanath announced Rs 10 lakh financial assistance to the family members of Sumit from the Chief Minister's Relief Fund, Awasthi said.

Cop Subodh Singh's Death Shameful & Painful, Says Rahul Gandhi

Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday, 4 December, broke party’s silence on the recent episode of violence that gripped Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr.

Taking on the law and order situation under Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, Rahul Gandhi said, “Police official Subodh Singh’s death by unruly mob in Bulandshahr is shameful and painful. If this is the condition of police under Modi-Yogi raj, then how much horror common public must be in.”

AAP Asks UP Govt to Give Ex Gratia of Rs 1 Cr to Subodh's Kin

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday, 4 December, demanded the Uttar Pradesh government give an ex gratia of Rs 1 crore to the family of a police officer who was killed in a mob violence in Bulandshahr district a day ago.

"The Delhi CM (Arvind Kejriwal) talked to Subodh (Kumar) Singh's sons and assured them of all possible help, while UP CM Yogi Adityanath has not been able to at least call the family," senior AAP leader Sanjay Singh told PTI.

UP is being ruled by the BJP goons. Subodh Singh was killed in a conspiracy.

Sumit's Father Writes to CM Yogi Adityanath

Sumit’s father Amardeep told The Quint that he has written to CM Yogi Adityanath requesting that all charges against his son be dropped, and that the CM provides them with compensation and a government job in order to cope financially. He also claimed that Sumit was caught in the crossfire.

Decision to Remove Sumit's Name to Be Taken by SIT: ADG, Meerut Zone

Prashant Kumar, ADG Meerut Zone has stated that the decision to remove Sumit’s name from the FIR will be taken by the SIT.

His (Sumit’s) name is there in the FIR but since he is dead, no action can be taken against him even if his crime is proved. Since SIT has been formed by state government decision will be taken by SIT only.
Prashant Kumar, ADG Meerut Zone:

MP Sanjay Singh Meets Subodh's Kin, Promises Assistance

Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MP Sanjay Singh met the kin of late inspector Subodh Singh and promised them every possible assistance.

Cong Workers Hold Demonstrations in Lucknow

Congress workers protest against the Bulandshahr incident in Lucknow. According to UttarPradesh.ORG News, the workers are rasising slogans against the UP Government and condemning the rising crime graph in UP.

Sumit's Name Will Be Removed from FIR, Promises Administration

Sumit’s grandmother mourns his death.
Sumit’s grandmother mourns his death.
(Source: PTI)

Local administration has assured the family of civilian Sumit - an accused in the Bulandshahr violence who also died in the violence - that his name will be removed from the FIR.

The UP Government has also awarded a compensation of 5 lakhs to Sumit’s family.

UP CM Must Take Responsibility for Subodh's Killing: Amnesty

Amnesty India has urged UP CM Yogi Adityanath to take responsibility for the death of Suboh Kumar, in a statement condemning the killing of Subodh Kumar.

“The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanth must take responsibility for the death of the police inspector, Subodh Kumar Singh. A culture of fear, hatred and impunity has spread across Uttar Pradesh. 

The organization said that this attack “is a consequence of the growing impunity that perpetrators of cow-related violence have in Uttar Pradesh.”

The Uttar Pradesh government have arrested four people so far in the death of police inspector, Subodh Kumar Singh. But mere arrests are not enough. 
Asmita Basu, Programmes Director, Amnesty India.

NHRC Sends Notice to UP Govt

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) sent notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and the state's police chief Tuesday over the killing of a police inspector and a 20-year-old man in an incident of mob violence in Bulandshahr over alleged cow slaughter, reported PTI.

The NHRC has taken suo motu cognisance of media reports and issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh chief secretary and the director general of police, seeking a detailed report, including action taken against the miscreants in connection with the incident
Senior NHRC official to PTI

Three Accused of Killing Subodh Kumar Sent to Judicial Custody

Three accused in the killing of police officer Subodh Kumar have been sent to judicial custody for fourteen days, reported ANI.

Govt Taking Proper Steps: Dinesh Sharma

Dinesh Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister said that proper steps are being taken in the investigation in Bulandshahr incident and that stringent actions will be taken against the culprits.

“Government is taking up proper steps and an order for investigation has been given. Stringent actions will be taken against the culprits.”
Dinesh Sharma, Deputy Chief Minister

Such Incidents Can't Be Allowed: Ram Naik

Governor Ram Naik has condemned the incident and said that “whatever the reason may be, such incidents cannot be allowed,” reported ANI.

Incident that took place yestday, it is condemnable. CM has given orders for probe. I hope truth will be out in 2 days as he said. Strict action will be taken against those who committed this crime. Whatever may be the reason, such incidents can’t be allowed.
Governor Ram Naik

Seems Like a "Pre Planned Incident": Prakash Karat

CPI(M)’s Prakash Karat has said that this appears to be a “pre-planned incident.”

It appears to be a pre-planned incident. In western UP, using cow slaughter as issue, there were previous attempts also to create communal tensions when polls are nearing. Everyone remembers how in Muzaffarnagar riots took place in 2013 before Lok Sabha polls.
Prakash Karat

CM Yogi to Meet With Officials Over Law & Order in UP

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has called for a meeting with officials today (Tuesday) at 8:30 PM at his residence, over the law and order situation in the state, reported ANI.

Subodh Kumar's Family and Friends Pay Their Last Tributes

(Source: ANI)
(Source: ANI)
Subodh Singh’s family and friends pay their last tributes.

Subodh Kumar Singh’s family and friends paid their last tributes to him on Monday, at his residence in Etah, reported ANI.

Nobody is Giving Him Justice: Subodh Kumar’s Wife

Subodh Kumar Singh’s grieving wife Rajini Singh on Tuesday said that her husband worked with “utter honesty and took all the responsibility,” but nobody is giving him justice now, reported ANI.

He worked with utter honesty and took all the responsibility on himself. This is not the first incident, he got bullet injuries twice before. But now nobody is giving him justice. Justice will be done only if his killers are killed.

Law & Order Usually Good Here: BJP MP Bhola Singh

Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) MP Bhola Singh has claimed that the law and order is usually good in Bulandshahr.

Law and order is usually good here but the police were kept in dark about this Ijtema (Islamic congregation) that happened here, it caused chaos. This is the cause of this violence.
BJP MP Bhola Singh

Bulandshahr Violence Due to UP Govt's Irresponsible, Wrong Policies: Mayawati

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Tuesday blamed the "irresponsible and wrong" policies of the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh for the mob violence in Bulandshahr district, reported PTI.

Killing of (an) inspector and one other person in Bulandshahr violence is due to (the) irresponsible and wrong policies of the state government. Strict action should be taken against those involved in the act so that people can feel that there is a government here. Due to patronising of unscrupulous elements by (the) BJP, there is ‘jungle raj’ in the state
Mayawati

She also condoled the death of all those who passed away in the violence, and stressed on and establish a rule of law to prevent mob justice, reported PTI.

Bajrang Dal Activists Didn't Open Fire, Cop Killed by Police Bullet: BJP MLA Ballia

The police inspector who died during the Bulandshahr violence was killed in police firing, BJP MLA Surendra Singh claimed on Tuesday, denying any role of Bajrang Dal members in the death.

Terming the incident "unfortunate", the Rohaniya legislator said police did not "murder" him deliberately.

"I suspect that the inspector was killed by bullet fired by police. Bajrang Dal activists might have engaged in brick batting but they did not open fire. They had not gone there with bullets," the MLA told reporters.

Accused's Mother Claims that Police Vandalised Their House

Speaking to ANI, Ratan, mother of an accused Jeetendra said, “I was not at home but villagers say that 70 policemen came without any women official and vandalised the house, they even beat up my daughter-in-law.”

Violence in Bulandshahr Over Alleged Cow Slaughter

Wreath laying Ceremony of Deceased Officer Subodh Kumar

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4 People Arrested So Far; Investigation Underway: ADG (Law and Order)

Addressing the media, Anand Kumar, ADG (Law and Order) confirmed that four people have been arrested in connection with the clashes that erupted over suspicion of alleged cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr.

Kumar also confirmed that Yogesh Raj is an accused in the FIR however he has neither been detained nor arrested.

Speaking about the deceased civilian, Kumar said, “A bullet has been recovered from the body of Sumit. The final post-mortem report will ascertain the bore of the bullet.”

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Initial Reports of Yogesh Raj's Arrest Incorrect: SP City Bulandshahr

Initial reports suggested that the main accused Yogesh Raj has been arrested in connection with the clashes over alleged cow slaughter, however speaking to The Quint, SP City of Bulandshahr said:

“Initially information of Yogesh Raj’s arrest was wrongly sent out by cops due to some confusion.”

This is a Pre-planned Conspiracy by VHP, Bajrang Dal and RSS: OP Rajbhar

Speaking to the media, Uttar Pradesh Minister OP Rajbhar said it is a “pre-planned conspiracy” by VHP, Bajrang Dal and RSS, and now the police is even naming some BJP members.

“Why protest happened on same day as Muslim Ijtema event? It was an attempt to disturb peace,” he claimed.

UP CM Only Speaks of Cow Protection: Subodh Kumar's Sister

Speaking to the media, an angry sister of deceased police officer Subodh Kumar said, “My brother was investigating Akhlaq case and that is why he was killed, it's a conspiracy by police. He should be declared a martyr and a memorial should be built.”

She also hit out at UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and said the CM only speaks of “cow protection.”

Bulandshahr Has Let Humanity Down: Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi

Speaking to the media, Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said, “What happened in Bulandshahr has let down humanity. State government has said that whoever is responsible will be brought to justice without any bias. I appeal to people to stay cautious of the elements who are creating unrest for their own interests.”

Lynch Mobs and Vigilante Groups Killing Policemen At the Behest of BJP-RSS: CPI (M)

“Lynch mobs and vigilante groups are now killing policemen in uniform at the behest of BJP-RSS,” tweeted CPI (M), attacking the BJP government.

Mob Turned Violent Bacause of Lathi-Charge: Mahesh Chand, Eyewitness

Speaking to the media, Mahesh Chand, an eyewitness in the case, said, “The mob turned violent because of the lathi-charge.”

He further said the people didn’t chant any slogans.

ADG Intelligence Arrives at the Spot

ADG Intelligence SV Shirodkar arrives at the spot where police inspector Subodh Kumar died after being attacked by people protesting against alleged cattle slaughter.

'Mob Didn't Let the Police Take Subodh Kumar to Hospital'

Several police officers said that Subodh Kumar could have been saved but the mob didn’t let them take him to the hospital.

Ram Ashray, who was driving Kumar’s vehicle said:

“He was lying on the ground. I drove the car to a field and put him in it. As soon as we began moving, a mob landed and started shouting, ‘maaro, maaro’. They were throwing stones from behind trees. Everyone started running away. I ran as well. The SHO was already injured and we were trying to take him to the hospital. We could hear gunshots from the sugarcane fields.”

Culprits Will not be Spared: Anuj Jha, District Magistrate

SIT Should Probe Who Brought the Carcass There: Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan said, “If it is indeed a cattle carcass then police should also probe as to who brought the carcass there, as there is no minority population in that particular area.”

Yogi is Going to Telangana Instead of taking Care of His State: Kapil Sibal

A day after the clash between police and a violent mob in Bulandshahr, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal trained guns at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, and said:

“It’s a shocking state of affairs how a mob killed a police officer investigating the Akhlaq case. Who gives these people the authority to take law in their hands? Instead of taking care of his state, Yogi is going to Telangana and spewing venom.”
Kapil Sibal, Seniro Congress Leader

Bulandshahr: A Day After Violence

The Quint travels to Bulandshahr a day after a frenzied mob killed a cop and a civilian over rumours of cow slaughter.

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3 People Arrested in Bulandshahr Violence Case

Three people have been arrested after a police inspector was allegedly killed by a mob in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, police sources told The Quint.

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Police Denies Connection Between Muslim Congregation and Violence

While the timing and the location of the incident fuels suspicion as nearly 10 lakh Muslims had come to Bulandshahr to attend a three-day Islamic congregation that was to end on Monday, and the devotees were to take the Bulandshahr-Garhmukteshwar Highway to return, the Bulandshahr police has categorically denied the claim on Twitter.

According to a report by CNN-News18, nearly a hundred men reached the Chingravati police post on the highway. The police tried to reason with the mob but it turned violent.

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My Father Lost his Life in Hindu-Muslim Dispute: Subodh Kumar's Son

A day after Abhishek Kumar lost his father in the Bulandshahr violence, he said that his father was a good citizen and he has lost him due to the Hindu-Muslim dispute.

“My father wanted me to be a good citizen who doesn’t incite violence in society in the name of religion. Today my father lost his life in this Hindu-Muslim dispute, tomorrow whose father will lose his life?”
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2 FIRs Filed in Bulandshahr Violence Case

Police have lodged two FIRs in Bulandshahr case – one FIR is against the alleged cattle slaughter and the other against the violent protests which followed.

27 people have been named while 60 unnamed people are mentioned in the FIR.

Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj has been named in the FIR along with BJP youth wing member Shikhar Agrawal and VHP member Upendra Raghav.

Dead Meat was Hanging in the Field: Rajkumar Bhaskar

Rajkumar Bhaskar, the first administrative officer to reach the spot, told CNN-News18 that dead cow meat was hanging in the sugarcane field.

Speaking to the news channel, Bhaskar said, “It is strange because anybody who would indulge in cow slaughter would not put it out for display knowing the situation in the state. It was visible from far away.”

News agency IANS said members of several Hindu groups allegedly gathered on the Bulandshahr-Syana road with a cow carcass and pelted stones at police personnel. The mob was also protesting against illegal slaughterhouses, reported ANI.

Wreath Laying Ceremony of Inspector Subodh Kumar

Police department pays respects to inspector Subodh Kumar.

UP CM Announces Ex-Gratia Payment

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced compensation of Rs 40 lakh for the inspector’s wife, Rs 10 lakh for the parents and a government job for a family member, reported ANI.

Expressing grief over the deaths in Bulandshahr violence, the CM has also sought a probe report into the incident within two days, according to an official statement.

Who was Subodh Kumar?

Subodh Kumar, the police inspector who was killed on Monday, 3 December, in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district during a clash over reports of illegal slaughter, was the investigating officer in the Mohammad Akhlaq lynching case.

Anand Kumar, ADG (Law and Order) confirmed that Kumar was the investigating officer in the case from 28 September 2015 till 9 November 2015. However, the charge sheet was filed in the case by a different IO in March 2016.

SIT to Probe the Matter

Sharing details about the incident, ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said a Special Investigation Team (SIT) will be probing the matter. An inquiry by ADG intelligence and a magisterial probe will also be undertaken into the incident.

Apart from the two deceased, a few other police personnel and civilians were also injured, but not critically, the ADG said.

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What Happened on 3 December?

One police inspector and a civilian were killed during a clash over rumours of illegal cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr district on Monday, 3 December.

Police Inspector Subodh Kumar, of Syana police station, was shot and hit by a stone-pelting mob, and was rushed to the Aurangabad Community Health Centre (CHC) where he was pronounced dead on arrival. Meanwhile, a man identified as Sumit reportedly suffered a bullet injury during the protests and died at the Meerut hospital.

According to sub-inspector Suresh Kumar, an eyewitness in the killing of Uttar Pradesh Police Inspector Subodh Kumar, around 300-500 people had attacked the entire police force, reported ANI.

According to information cited by IANS, members of several Hindu groups gathered on the Bulandshahr-Syana road with a cow carcass and pelted stones at police personnel. The mob was also protesting against illegal slaughterhouses, reported ANI.

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