Friday, October 30, 2020
Home Crime Violence at Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh: Here is all that has happened so far

Violence at Bulandshahar, Uttar Pradesh: Here is all that has happened so far

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has announced compensation for the family of the deceased police officer. The late police officer's wife will receive Rs. 40 lakhs as compensation, his parents will receive Rs. 10 lakhs and a kin of his will be given a government job.

Bulandshahar has turned into a violent tinderbox after carcasses of cows were allegedly discovered by Hindus. As we have reported earlier, the Police allegedly turned a blind eye to people’s complaints following which the protesting crowd turned violent.

As per reports, protesters had gathered outside a police station claiming that they had discovered carcasses of cows in their locality. Angered with police inaction even after repeated complaints, they clashed with the police.

The police, as per reports, opened fire at the protesters. It is claimed that the police was forced to open fire after the protesters attacked them with stones. In the chaos, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh lost his life. A youth, Sumit, too, succumbed to injuries.

As per an eyewitness account of a Policeman who was trying to help Singh, he was forced to abandon the now deceased officer to save his own life. He said, “Sir was lying near the boundary. I managed to get him into the vehicle. The moment the vehicle started to move, the mob attacked us. We could hear chants of “Catch them! Beat them!” all around us. When everyone started to flee, even I jumped off and fled. There were bullets flying around but it wasn’t reaching us.”

According to reports, two FIRs have been registered in connection with the violence thus far. One is against the alleged cow slaughter and the other is against the perpetrators of the violence.

27 people have been named in the FIR, 60 unnamed people have also been mentioned.

Prashant Kumar, ADG Meerut Zone, has stated that an SIT inquiry has been formed to investigate the violence and to ascertain why police personnel left the deceased police officer alone. Main accused, Yogesh Raj, contrary to early media reports has not been arrested or detained. He is absconding right now as per the press conference held by police.

Sub-Inspector Suresh Kumar, who was injured as well, has claimed that 300-500 people had attacked the Police Force. He told ANI, “The crowd jammed the road and started throwing stones at the Police. There were around 300-500 people. The entire police force was attacked. I got hurt myself and after that, I do not know what happened.”

There are conspiracy theories floating around as well. Some prominent persons have been alleging that the deceased police officer was murdered because he was an investigating the Akhlaq lynching case. However, the inspector, Subodh Kumar Singh was the investigating officer only till 9th November 2015. He was later transferred to Varanasi and the charge sheet was filed in March 2016 by a different investigating officer. Singh was not investigating the case when he was killed yesterday.

Today, the police has clarified that there is no merit in the allegations that the policeman was slain because of his connection to the Akhlaq case. They have also denied reports of any sort of connivance of the police as alleged by the family.

Rapid Action Force has been deployed in the area and section 144 has been imposed. According to a report by ABP News, a retired army soldier is believed to have shot inspector Singh.

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has announced compensation for the family of the deceased police officer. The late police officer’s wife will receive Rs. 40 lakhs as compensation, his parents will receive Rs. 10 lakhs and a kin of his will be given a government job.

A 19-year old student has also died during the violence at Bulandshahar. Sumit Kumar Dalal was pursuing his B.A. degree from Amar Singh College Lakhaoti. The young Sumit was rushed to Anand Hospital at Meerut by family and Police where he was declared dead on arrival.

A political battle has also ensued in the state following the violence. UP Minister O.P. Rajbhar, who had previously told Yogi Adityanath not divide Gods along castes after the latter’s statement was misreported by the media, has come out and said that the violence was a pre-planned conspiracy by Hindu organizations.

Controversial Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has asserted that the presence of cow carcasses at Bulandshahar should also be investigated.

The possibility of massive political implications of the violence is extremely likely. There have also been reports of clashes between Hindus and Muslims who were returning from their ijtama. Things are still unclear as of now, more is expected to be known after the SIT officer submits his report tomorrow.

The police held a press conference and gave an update on the investigations. They said that Yogesh Raj’s family was also questioned in attempts to track him. They also asserted that the situation in Bulandshahar is now inching towards normalcy and they are to submit the SIT report in 48 hours.

Note: Contrary to media reports, main accused Yogesh Raj of Bajrang Dal has not yet been arrested or detained. He is currently absconding and the police is trying to apprehend him.

  Support Us  

Whether NDTV or 'The Wire', they never have to worry about funds. In name of saving democracy, they get money from various sources. We need your support to fight them. Please contribute whatever you can afford

OpIndia Staffhttps://www.opindia.com
Staff reporter at OpIndia

Related Articles

Trending now

The Hindu spreads fake news about China occupying new regions in Pangong Tso just a month after making money by publishing Chinese propaganda

The Hindu had quoted an ex-BJP MP to claim that Chinese forces have occupied finger 2 and 3 on north bank of Pangong Tso lake

Munger SP Lipi Singh’s claims shattered, CISF report says Police first opened fire against Hindus, 13 bullets fired

Munger SP Lipi Singh had earlier defended the police violence on Durga Procession attendees in Munger and claimed that Hindus had fired, not the police

AMU students, who wanted to dig ‘Hindutva ki kabar’, now protest against French President for standing up to Jihad after ‘blasphemy’ beheadings

After chanting against Hindus the students in AMU have now started a protest French President Emmanuel Macron for his remarks against Islamic terrorism

Congress MLA organises protest of thousands of Muslims against French President and his ‘Islamophobia’ after his citizens were beheaded for ‘blasphemy’

Congress MLA Arif Masood organised and led a protest supporting terrorism in the name of Islam that led to the beheading of Samuel Paty and others in France.

As Pakistan minister admits role in Pulwama attack, Rajdeep Sardesai rushes to his rescue, allows him to ‘clarify’, attack India instead, NDTV follows suit

India Today and NDTV come together to rescue Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry after he admitted Terroristan's role in Pulwama attack

Former PM of Malaysia goes from talking about women’s ‘secret place’ to inciting genocide for insulting Islam in single tweet thread: Read details

Mahathir Mohamad justified the attacks on French people by Islamist terrorist saying that mere boycott could not compensate the wrongs of France.

Recently Popular

‘Modi, Modi’ slogans inside Pakistan National Assembly: Here is what happened

The name of PM Modi echoed on Monday as members of Pakistan's opposition members chanted 'Modi, Modi' slogans inside Pakistan National assembly

Chinese state-run channel shows the portrait of Prophet Muhammad, netizens ask if Muslim nations will boycott China

Arslan Hidayat, an Uyghur Rights Activist, took to Twitter shared a video of a Chinese TV series on Twitter in which it was depicted that an Arab ambassador visiting China during the rule of Tang dynasty gifts a portrait of the Prophet Muhammad to the Chinese emperor.

‘His legs were shivering, head was sweating fearing attack by India’: Pakistani opposition leader reveals why Imran Khan govt had released Abhinandan Varthaman

PML(N) leader Ayaz Sadiq said that Pakistani Foreign Minister had feared that India would attack Pakistan if Abhinandan is not returned

Watch: Pro-India accounts disrupt Pakistan’s anti-India online meeting on Zoom, play pro-Hindu and Indian nationalistic songs

Indic social media users caused embarrassment to Pakistani authorities and diplomats after they raided their online event on zoom

Here are ‘liberals’ who hailed Imran Khan’s benevolence for releasing Abhinandan, while he was shaking in his boots, thinking of Modi going to war

The usual suspects declared Imran Khan 'won' despite the fact that it was Indian Armed Forces that destroyed terror camps in Pakistan.

As Pakistan minister admits role in Pulwama attack, Rajdeep Sardesai rushes to his rescue, allows him to ‘clarify’, attack India instead, NDTV follows suit

India Today and NDTV come together to rescue Pakistan minister Fawad Chaudhry after he admitted Terroristan's role in Pulwama attack
- Advertisement -

Russia: Teenager shot dead after he shouts ‘Allahu Akbar’ and stabs police officer

On Friday, a 16-year-old terrorist was shot dead by police in the Muslim-dominated region of Tatarstan in Russia.

Subramanian Swamy condemns the ‘knifing and beheading as retaliation’ in France, however, his condemnation comes with a big ‘but’: Read details

Subramanian Swamy on Friday condemned the beheading of innocent French citizens a day earlier by an Islamic terrorist.

The Hindu spreads fake news about China occupying new regions in Pangong Tso just a month after making money by publishing Chinese propaganda

The Hindu had quoted an ex-BJP MP to claim that Chinese forces have occupied finger 2 and 3 on north bank of Pangong Tso lake

Berlin: Amidst chants ‘Allahu Akbar’ and ‘La Ilaha Illalaha’, Muslims protest against President Emmanuel Macron after France faces Islamist attacks

The crowd of radical Muslims in Berlin, Germany, chanted 'Allahu Akbar' and 'La Ilaha Illalaha’ to protest against the French President

France wakes up to the menace of ‘Islamo-leftism’, an alliance between leftists and Islamists that has been attacking India for decades

The French education minister spoke out on the dangers of Islamo-leftism in the aftermath of the beheading of Samuel Paty.

Pakistan court gives custody of 13-year-old Christian girl, who was kidnapped, raped and converted to Islam, to 44-year-old abductor Ali Azhar: Details

In a startling decision, a Pakistan court has granted the custody of a 13-year-old girl Christian girl to her 44-year-old abductor, Ali Azhar.

Nikita Tomar murder: Main accused Tauseef wants to be shifted to Bhondsi jail in Gurugram where his uncle, a hardened criminal is lodged

The SIT formed to investigate the Nikita Tomar murder case will be filing the charge-sheet in the coming 12 days

Munger SP Lipi Singh’s claims shattered, CISF report says Police first opened fire against Hindus, 13 bullets fired

Munger SP Lipi Singh had earlier defended the police violence on Durga Procession attendees in Munger and claimed that Hindus had fired, not the police

After Pakistan Minister’s Pulwama attack confession, India to approach International Court of Justice, seeks blacklisting of Pakistan by FATF

India is planning to approach International Court of Justice on the basis of admission on Pulwama attack made by Pakistan Minister

AIMPLB asks Muslims to boycott French products days after President Emmanuel Macron vowed to fight radical Islamic terror

AIMPLB said that freedom of expression is a right, however, one is not allowed to insult the sentiments of others in the name of freedom

Connect with us

245,563FansLike
471,316FollowersFollow
19,500SubscribersSubscribe