Lucknow, Dec 8 :A Uttar Pradesh police team has been sent to Jammu to arrest an Army jawan allegedly involved in the murder of a police inspector during the Bulandshahrviolence, and five more persons were arrested in the case, taking the total number of arrests to nine for their alleged involvement in the mob violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr earlier this week.
An FIR has been lodged against 27 people besides 50-60 unidentified people and sedition is one of the 17 charges framed against them.They were allegedly involved in the violence that led to the killing of Inspector Subodh Singh and Sumit Kumar, 20. The violence was triggered after cattle carcasses were found in nearby fields.
Jeetu alias Fauji of Mahav village is a named accused in the case, Inspector General (Crime) S K Bhagat told reporters in Lucknow
The number of persons arrested has now gone up to nine even as the main accused Yogesh Raj still remains at large.
Inspector General (Crime) S.K. Bhagat said five persons have been arrested on the basis of video footage and an identification done by local residents.
He also said the name of a certain Jeetu Fauji has also cropped up during the investigation.
Fauji is said to be working with the Border Security Force (BSF) and is posted in the Kargil sector.
A team of police has left for Jammu to arrest him, the officer said while also clarifying that his exact role and complicity in the mob violence, which left two persons including a police inspector dead, will be clear after the probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).
Meanwhile, ADG (Intelligence) S.B. Shiradkar, who was sent to Bulandshahr specially by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the aftermath of the violence, submitted his report to DGP O.P. Singh on Friday.
Both of my sons are in the Army. They are not here, they on duty,” his mother Ratan Kaur said, adding the police had raided her house , assaulted her daughter-in-law, vandalised the house and picked up her husband, Rajpal Singh.
The 60-year-old woman said she was away in Pipala village at the house of her elder daughter-in law as her family had suffered a bereavement recently. She said she returned home only on Wednesday Speaking to a TV news channel, she Friday said, “Jeetu is in Kargil and if any evidence like a picture or a video emerges showing he killed the policeman then I will kill him myself. I’m not so heartless, I’m equally pained by the death of the policeman.
The report would be submitted to CM Adityanath when he comes back to the state capital from New Delhi on Saturday.