Bulandshahr Violence and Cop Killing: U.P. Police Says Main Concern is Who Killed Cows
Rayees Akhtar, Bulandshahr ASP said, “ The murder and rioting case is on the backburner for now.”
Uttar Pradesh police officials are reportedly focusing on solving the case of alleged cow slaughter in lieu of catching the culprit who murdered Subodh Kumar Singh, in Bulandshahr’s mob violence incident on December 3.
The Indian Expressthat four people have been arrested in connection to the alleged cow slaughter. Sarfuddin, Sajid, Asif and Nanhe have been arrested under relevant Sections of the UP Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act 1955. “Our main concern at this moment is to find out who killed those cows. After all, it was the killing of the cows that led to the protest, which resulted in Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s murder. Our belief is that once we solve that case, it will throw light on how the murder occurred. The cow-killers are our top priority. The murder and rioting case is on the backburner for now,” Rayees Akhtar, Additional Superintendent of Police (Bulandshahr) told Indian Express.
He went on to add, “While we cannot name specific groups, it is clear that most of the accused (in Singh’s killing) were active in cow-protection activities. There appears to be a pattern but we can only confirm once the arrests are made. At this point of time, the cow carcasses are the main issue.”
With respect to Singh’s killing, reportedly, UP police has arrested four people— Chaman, Devendra, Ashish Chauhan and Satish— who are alleged to have been involved in the murder. However, Bajrang Dal activist Yogesh Raj, who is the main accused in the killing, is still absconding.