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Bulandshahr Violence: Charges Filed Against 38 People, Including 5 For Murder of Inspector Subodh Kumar
The SIT probing Bulandshahr violence that broke out last December has charge sheeted 38 people, including five for the murder of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh.
New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted to probe the killing of Uttar Pradesh police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during the Bulandshahr violence that erupted in December last year, charge-sheeted 38 people on Saturday.
Police inspector Subodh Kumar was found lying dead in his official vehicle with a bullet injury- in midst of violent clashes in Uttar Pradesh city of Bulandshahr, that broke out over alleged cow slaughter.
“Five people have been charged with murder of Siyana SHO Subodh Kumar Singh. The other 33 have been charged with rioting, arson and offences of similar nature,” Bulandshahr SP Atul Kumar Srivastava said.
Atul Srivastav, SP on Bulandshahr violence case: SIT filed a charge sheet against 38 people in a local court, out of the 38 people five have been charged with murder. (02-03-19) pic.twitter.com/lOXzXVWduA
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The next date of hearing for the case has been set for March 5, Tuesday.
Yogesh Rajesh, a member of Bajrang Dal and a key accused has been charged with inciting riots and arson, the police said.
Subodh Singh was first chased, pelted stones at and then shot dead by a mob in Bulandhshahr. A young man called Sumit Gautam was also killed in the clash.
Following this, the Uttar Pradesh government transferred Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police Krishna Bahadur Singh and attached him to the office of the Director General of Police. The state government named Prabhakar Chowdhary as the new district police chief of Bulandshahr.
Two more police officials were transferred in connection with the mob violence in Bulandshahr town.