Video: Bulandshahr Violence: Inspector Subodh Singh had probed lynching of Dadri victim Akhlaq: Opposition smells blood

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Dec 4: Subodh Kumar Singh, the police inspector, who was murdered by the mob in Bulandshahr had also probed the Akhlaq lynching case initially.Subodh Kumar Singh, who was posted at the Siana Police Station, suffered a gunshot injury in addition to wounds from hard and blunt objects, Additional Director General of Police-Law and Order Anand Kumar said, citing post-mortem report.Inspector Singh was investigating officer in the Akhlaq lynching case of Dadri between September 28, 2015 and November 9, 2015.Senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal also questioned this, "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." This was in reference to the war of words between Assaduddin Owaisi and Yogi Adityanath.

Expressing grief over the incident, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who is in Rajasthan for the election campaign, said strict action will be taken against the guilty after the probe reports are received. He also said financial assistance would be extended to the affected persons. An official statement is yet to come from the CM.Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) and directed Additional Director General (Intelligence) S.B. Shiradkar to present a detailed report within two days.

There were conflicting reports on how the inspector was killed but FIR has been made and some arrests have been named as well. Name of one Yogesh Raj is emerging in the Bulandshahr mob violence and a list of 27 suspects has been made as well. Three arrests have been made so far.Additional Director General-Meerut zone Prashant Kumar said the protesters from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones on the police and indulged in arson, setting ablaze several vehicles and Chingarwathi Police chowki, after somebody parts of cows were found in a jungle near the village, prompting the police to open fire.Police said there was firing by miscreants also during the clashes.