Dharmendra Malik, the brother of army jawan named as an accused in the murder of a police inspector during the Bulandshahr violence, on Saturday said that there was a conspiracy to trap his brother.
"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 the chief minister to help me," ANI quoted him as saying.
An Uttar Pradesh Police team was sent to Jammu to arrest the army jawan Jeetu alias Fauji allegedly involved in the murder of a police inspector during the Bulandshahr violence, and five more people were nabbed in the case, taking the total number of arrests to nine.
Sedition is one of the 17 charges in the FIR in which 27 people have been named besides 50 to 60 unidentified people. They were allegedly involved in the violence that led to the killing of Inspector Subodh Singh and Syana youth Sumit Kumar. The violence was triggered after cattle carcasses were found in nearby fields.
Army jawan Jeetu's actual name is Jeetendra Malik and he is the 11th suspect named in the first information report (FIR) lodged at Siyana police station on 4 December.
The alleged cow carcasses were found outside Mahav village strewn in the fields of former village head Rajpal Chaudhary, who too has been named in the FIR along with five more men from the village. All of them are absconding.
Sources that PTI spoke to in the village revealed that Jeetu had come to the village on leave and was "present at the site of violence" but left soon after the incident on the afternoon of 3 December. His elder brother is also in the army.
"Both of my sons are in the army. They are not here, they are on duty," his mother Ratan Kaur told PTI, adding the police had raided her house around 1 am on 4 December, assaulted her daughter-in-law, vandalised the house and picked up her husband, Rajpal Singh.
With inputs from PTI
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Updated Date: Dec 08, 2018 20:35:29 IST