Bulandshahr: No Mention of Cop’s Murder in CM Adityanath’s Press Release, Crackdown on Cow Slaughter Ordered
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was shot dead during the mob violence in Bulandshahr.
Lucknow: Amid a political furore over killing of a police inspector and a man in Bulandshahr in a case of mob violence, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath held a meeting A day after the tragic incident, Adityanath held a meeting in Lucknow with chief secretary, DGP, principal secretary (home) and additional director general of police (intelligence).
However, the press release issued after the meeting does not make any mention of the murder of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was shot dead during the violence that also killed 20-year-old bystander Sumit Kumar.
In the murder of Inspector Subodh Kumar, the police has filed an FIR naming a Bajrang Dal leader, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bharatiya Janata Party youth wing member. But the Yogi Adityanath government’s press release is entirely silent on these facts.
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What is mentioned in abundance though, is cow slaughter.
After the chief minister’s meeting, Additional Chief Secretary (Information) Avinish Awasthi said, “The UP Chief Minister directed (officials) for a thorough probe in the incident. Instructions were also issued to take stringent action against people involved in cow slaughter.”
“The incident is part of a bigger conspiracy, and hence all those directly or indirectly related to cow slaughter should be arrested in a time-bound manner,” he said.
Adityanath announced Rs 10 lakh financial assistance to the family members of Sumit from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Awasthi said.
The police inspector’s family has alleged a police conspiracy in his death.
Awasthi said that since March 19, 2017 all illegal slaughter houses had been closed and instructions were issued to all district magistrates and superintendents of police to ensure that such activities do not take place in any of the districts.
The chief secretary and the DGP have been instructed to ensure that this order is followed at all levels.
Instructions were also issued that a campaign is run to identify those persons who are vitiating the atmosphere and stringent action is initiated against them, Awasthi said.
(With PTI inputs)