Lucknow, Jan 27 : The mobile phone of the police inspector who was killed in mob violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandhshahr, has been recovered from the house of Prashant Natt, the man who allegedly shot him dead.
“We received information about the location of the mobile phone. We are now trying to find inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s pistol,” superintendent of police Atul Srivastav said.
Officer Subodh Kumar Singh’s CUG (Closed User Group) mobile phone was recovered after searches at the home of Prashant Nutt in Bulandshahr.
He was arrested from the Bulandshahr-Noida border on December 28. He and two other men who had snatched the officer’s revolver were identified from a cellphone video.Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was chased, cornered in a field and shot dead in the mob frenzy.
Five other mobile phones were found at Prashant Nutt’s home during the searches, the police said. The police are checking the phones for any leads into the Bulandshahr violence.
The violence in Bulandshahr’s Mahav village on December 3 saw mobs going on a rampage over reports of cow slaughter.
So far, 35 people have been arrested in connection with the violence, including the alleged shooter of the inspector, Prashant Nat and Yogesh Raj, a district co-ordinator for a right-wing group and charged under the National Security Act accused of slaughtering cows in the Bulandshahr district.
Suspects charged under NSA can be detained for up to a year without a chargesheet in court.