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Bulandshahr Violence updates: Prime accused blames Subodh Singh for inciting violence, says cop wanted to shield 'cow killers'

Bulandshahr Violence LIVE updates: Shikhar Agarwal, who is one of the accused in the Bulandshahr violence case, has released a video in which he is seen blaming slain Uttar Pradesh police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh for the alleged cow slaughter violence in the district.

FP Staff December 06, 2018 11:49:16 IST
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Bulandshahr Violence updates: Prime accused blames Subodh Singh for inciting violence, says cop wanted to shield 'cow killers'

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11:34 (ist)

'Everybody knows how corrupt the SHO was': BJYM leader

BJP Yuva Morcha leader Shikhar Agarwal, who has also been booked in the case, released a video from an undisclosed location today morning, News18 reported. Agarwal's video comes a day after the prime accused in the Bulandshahr mob violence, Yogesh Raj, released his video from hiding.  

In the clip, Agarwal has claimed that slain inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was corrupt and had threatened to shoot him down at the site of the incident. "Everybody in the area knows how corrupt the SHO was. He had joined with the Muslim community and wanted to hurt Hindu sentiments. He had said that he will shoot me if I don't bury the carcasses in the fields or try to take it in front of people," he claimed.

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Dec 06, 2018 - 11:34 (IST)

'Everybody knows how corrupt the SHO was': BJYM leader

BJP Yuva Morcha leader Shikhar Agarwal, who has also been booked in the case, released a video from an undisclosed location today morning, News18 reported. Agarwal's video comes a day after the prime accused in the Bulandshahr mob violence, Yogesh Raj, released his video from hiding.  

In the clip, Agarwal has claimed that slain inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was corrupt and had threatened to shoot him down at the site of the incident. "Everybody in the area knows how corrupt the SHO was. He had joined with the Muslim community and wanted to hurt Hindu sentiments. He had said that he will shoot me if I don't bury the carcasses in the fields or try to take it in front of people," he claimed.

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:27 (IST)

Visuals: Yogi Adityanath meets with Inspector Subodh Singh's family

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:24 (IST)

RECAP: 2 killed over alleged illegal cow slaughter

Violence broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday over the alleged illegal slaughter of cattle, leaving a police inspector and a youth dead as a mob went on a rampage and clashed with police.
 
Additional Director General of Meerut zone Prashant Kumar told PTI that the protesters from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones on the police and indulged in arson, setting several vehicles and the Chingarwathi Police Chowki on fire.
 
Inspector Subodh Kumar, who was posted at the Syana Police Station, died in the violence, he said, but did not elaborate. Police sources added that the 20-year-old youth, identified as Sumit died of gun-shot wounds. 
 
 

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:19 (IST)

No relation between Saifuddin and Yogesh Raj until BJp came into power, say Saifuddin's family members

The family and friends of Saifuddin, who has been named in the second FIR and subsequently arrested by UP police, in a video said that he and Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj have not had any links to each other until the BJP came into power.

When asked about his views on Yogesh Raj, one of Saifuddin's family members said that the case should be solved at the earliest, and Raj should be redressed.

Dec 06, 2018 - 11:01 (IST)

BJP MP Bhola Singh questions police lathicharging civilians

ANI quoted Bulandhshar BJP MP Bhola Singh as saying "I have come across a video where a policeman is saying that protesters became violent only after the police resorted to lathicharge. Why did such a situation arise, where the general public was lathicharged, rather than being made to understand the situation?"

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:51 (IST)

UP govt to rename road after Subodh Kumar Singh in his native village  

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to rename the Jaithari-Kuraoli road leading to the village of Subodh Kumar Singh in Etah will be named after him. This is in addition to the financial assistance offered to the family. The UP DGP also assured the deceased's children of any informal assistance they may need during the course of their studies. 

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:44 (IST)

UP govt promises justice to slain cops family but prime accused evade arrest, spread propaganda through video statements 

Facing severe flak from Opposition for his tepid reaction on the murder of an on duty police officer, Yogi Adityanath announced financial assistance for the family and assured them of prompt justice. However, despite government's claims, the main accused named in the FIR remain absconding.

Yesterday, Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, also a prime accused in the case, released an undated video shot at an unspecified location, disassociating himself from the murders. He claimed that he was not present at the spot where the mob turned violent and eventually murdered the cop. 

Today, another key accused and BJP's youth wing leader Shikhar Agrawal has released a video statement pushing the entire blame on the slain cop, while claiming innocence.  

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:34 (IST)

Slain cop's son says CM assured us we will get justice 

Shrey Pratap Singh, son of Police inspector Subodh Singh spoke to the press after meeting Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. He said, "We met the Chief Minister and he has assured us that we will get justice and support from the government." 

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:25 (IST)

Yogi Adityanath offers Rs 50 lakh assistance to Subodh Singh's family, waives off existing bank loan

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has offered Rs 50 lakh assistance to the family of inspector Subodh Kuamr Singh, who was murdered by a rioting mob in Bulandshahr. The chief minister had earlier announced Rs 40 lakh assistance for the family and an additional Rs 10 lakh for the parents of the slain inspector. However, the government decided to transfer the entire sum to the slain inspector's family as Subodh's parents are no more alive. 

In addition to this, the government has also decided to repay an existing bank loan taken by the deceased for his children's education.  

Dec 06, 2018 - 10:19 (IST)

UP DGP OP Singh says UP CM offered assistance to kin 

Addressing a press conference in Lucknow after Subodh Kumar Singh's family met Yogi Adityanath, UP DGP OP Singh said that the chief minister has offered all possible help to the family of the slain police officer. The Uttar Pradesh police chief also said that he along with the local MLA and other officials went and participated in the last rights of the police officer.   


Bulandshahr Violence LATEST updates: Shikhar Agarwal, who is one of the accused in the Bulandshahr violence case, has released a video in which he is seen blaming slain Uttar Pradesh police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh for the alleged cow slaughter violence in the district. Facing severe flak from Opposition for his tepid reaction on the murder of an on duty police officer, Yogi Adityanath announced financial assistance for the family and assured them of prompt justice. However, despite government's claims, the main accused named in the FIR remain absconding.

Yesterday, Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, also a prime accused in the case, released an undated video shot at an unspecified location, disassociating himself from the murders. Today, another key accused and BJP's youth wing leader Shikhar Agrawal has released a video statement pushing the entire blame on the slain cop, while claiming innocence.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has offered Rs 50 lakh assistance to the family of inspector Subodh Kuamr Singh, who was murdered by a rioting mob in Bulandshahr. In addition to this, the government has also decided to repay an existing bank loan taken by the deceased for his children's education.

The Inspector General of Police, Uttar Pradesh has said that the cow carcass at the heart of the controversy was at least 48 hours old when the FIR was first filed. The revelation comes at a time when the Yogi Adityanath government in investigating if the incident was a planned conspiracy.

A Bajrang Dal leader absconding after mob violence over alleged cow slaughter that killed a police inspector and a youth in Bulandshahr surfaced in a video clip Wednesday, claiming innocence. The western Uttar Pradesh unit of the right-wing organisation has also claimed that its Bulandshahr convenor Yogesh Raj was not involved in the violence, but said he should surrender.

The Bajrang Dal suggested that the probe should be conducted by the Central Bureau of Investigation, and not the state police. The police, who arrested four people after Monday's violence, reported no further arrests till the evening.

Bulandshahr Violence updates Prime accused blames Subodh Singh for inciting violence says cop wanted to shield cow killers

People protesting over alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr. Image: 101Reporters

Uttar Pradesh police chief O P Singh suggested there was “conspiracy” behind the violence. With lakhs of people collected for a 'Tabligi Ijtema', a congregation of Muslims, 40 km from Mahaw village where the cattle carcasses were found, police also succeeded in containing what could have been a communal riot, he told PTI.

Security was visibly reduced but tension persisted in Chingrawathi, Mahaw and Naya Bans villages of Bulandshahr's Siyana tehsil on Wednesday. Many people kept away from their homes, fearing arrest in connection with the two FIRs registered by police - one over the alleged cow slaughter and the other for the violence that followed.

No classes were held in schools in the area where a mob torched a police post and attacked policemen on Monday after some carcasses were found in a field. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who had initially probed the 2015 lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri, and 20-year-old Sumit Kumar died of gunshot injuries in the attack. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will meet the slain inspector's family on Thursday, officials said in Lucknow.

Bajrang Dal's western Uttar Pradesh region co-convenor Praveen Bhati claimed Yogesh Raj had nothing to do with the violence. "He will cooperate with the police and come out at the right time," Bhati said. "Certainly he should surrender, but I should also make it clear that the probe should be conducted by a bigger agency for the truth to be revealed,” he said, suggesting that the CBI should take over.

In the video, the man identifying himself as Yogesh Raj said when he heard about a "cow slaughter" at Mahaw village, he went there with his supporters. “The police also reached there and we went to the Siyana police station for filing our complaint (about the carcasses)," he said.

Raj said that while he and his supporters were still at the police station they got to know that villagers were pelting stones.

“I have nothing to do with it. I have full faith in God. I will be cleared of all accusations," he said.

The Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) and the state's Rapid Action Force (RAF) deployed in the area around the violence site has pulled out. But a large number of UP police personnel stayed put around Chingrawathi police post, and along the Bulandshahr-Garhmukteshwar highway.

"Yes the security has been lowered but the residents are still terrified," Chingrawathi village head Ajay Kumar told PTI. "Several people have left fearing their names would be dragged in the case. There are 50 to 60 unidentified persons in the FIR and that is the cause of worry for the people here," he said. No students turned up for classes at the government primary and junior secondary schools outside Chingrawathi village Wednesday, teachers said.

The wife and sister-in-law of Rajkumar Chaudhary, a former Mahaw village head and one of the 27 named accused in the FIR, alleged vandalism and assault by the police. The carcasses were found on his fields and he and some others from the village are absconding.

The villagers claimed people that the Bajrang Dal came to the spot from outside and insisted on taking the carcasses to the police post. But the police visited their village, they said.

"Around 1 am on December 4, 14-15 policemen forcibly entered our house and vandalised everything. There was no woman police official with them," Chaudhary's sister-in-law Beena Devi said.

His wife Preeti claimed the police damaged their car, broke windows of the house and assaulted her.

"One of the policeman wearing a black jacket hurled abuses at me. One of them hit me on my right leg with a baton and the skin on that part has turned black around my knee," she claimed. Priyanka, 24, whose husband Jitendra Malik has been named in the FIR, also accused the police of assaulting her.

"I was at home with my father-in-law and three-month-old baby when the police came to our house. They assaulted me so badly that my hand got fractured and one ear also got badly injured," she told PTI over the phone from a hospital in Meerut. People in Naya Bans where seven of the accused in the cow slaughter case live, according to the FIR, said there is tension in the village. Two of the accused in the case are minors, aged 11 and 12, while one, Sarfuddin, is claimed to have been wrongly named in the FIR. The local people claim another man, Sudaif Chaudhary, said to be a resident of the village, doesn't exist.

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