Lucknow, December 7: The police have booked 26 people including an Army jawan in connection with the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh by a mob in Bulandshahr. The Army jawan, who allegedly fired at Subodh Kumar Singh, was identified as Jeetu alias Fauji, News18 reported. Yogesh Raj, a member of Bajrang Dal who allegedly led the violent mob in Bulandshahr, is still absconding.
Station House Officer (SHO) Subodh Kumar was hit by a stone and then shot dead in a violence on Monday which erupted after cow vigilantes blocked a main road at Syana in Bulandshahr alleging cow slaughter. A civilian was also killed in the violence. Two FIRs had been registered - one for cow slaughter and another for rioting.
Seven persons were booked for cow slaughter including two minors. In the FIR for rioting, 26 persons have been named including leaders of Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad along with 60 unidentified persons. Additional Director General (Law and Order) Anand Kumar, Kumar was first injured by a stone. "He fell unconscious and was taken in a vehicle which was attacked by a mob with stones and gunfire," he added.
Videos which went viral showed the Inspector dead with a bullet wound near the vehicle and several activists running around in circles. A .32 bore bullet was found lodged in the head of Subodh Kumar Singh. The government has formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the violence, the circumstances leading to it and to identify the people and groups involved.