Bulandshahr: The Army jawan, Jitendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji, who was detained by the 22 Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore town of Jammu and Kashmir in connection with Bulandshahr violence, is being framed, his family alleged on Saturday. Also Read - Bulandshahr Violence: Army Jawan Accused of Killing SHO Arrested; Bipin Rawat Says 'Don't Judge Without Proof'
“My brother is being trapped in some conspiracy, he’s not involved in the killing of Inspector. I’ve evidence to prove that my brother wasn’t present at the site where the incident took place. I request CM to help me,” his brother Dharmendra Malik said.
Earlier in the day, Army sources confirmed that Malik has been detained by his unit in Jammu and Kashmir for his alleged involvement in the Bulandshahr firing in Uttar Pradesh, in which a police Inspector and a civilian were killed. A special investigation team (SIT) of the Uttar Pradesh Police is expected to later take him into custody.
Meanwhile, the family of Inspector Subodh Singh (who died after being attacked by a mob in Bulandshahr) reached Aligarh Police Headquarter. SSP Aligarh said, “To express our support towards the family, police dept has given an amount of Rs 11 lakhs to family and assured them of all kinds of assistance.”
The development comes a few hours after Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bulandshahr Krishna Bahadur Singh was replaced by Superintendent of Police (SP) of Sitapur Prabhakar Chawdhry and transferred to the DG headquarters in Lucknow.
An Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and 20-year-old Sumit were killed when a mob attacked policemen after cattle carcasses were found in the fields on December 3 in Bulandshahr.
Singh and his team had gone to the village to tackle the violence when they came under attack. Singh was the investigating officer of the Dadri lynching case from September 28, 2015, to November 9, 2015. However, the chargesheet had been filed by a different investigating officer in March 2016.
A total of nine people have already been arrested in the case. They were arrested on the basis of video footage and eyewitness accounts.