New Delhi: Days after a mob of nearly 400 people, including right-wing activists killed a SHO in Bulandshahr, a senior Uttar Pradesh cop claimed that police department has decided to focus first on solving the alleged incident of cow slaughter and not the murder of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh. “At present, our priority is to find out who killed those cows,”Additional Superintendent of Police (Bulandshahr) Rayees Akhtar told a leading daily.
” Our belief is that once we solve that case, it will throw light on how the murder occurred. The murder and rioting case is on the backburner for now,” Indian Express quoted Akhtar as saying. (Also read: Slain Inspector’s Kin Allege Murder, Prime Accused on Run)
Till now four persons — Chaman, Devendra, Ashish Chauhan and Satish have been taken into custody— for their alleged involvement in Singh’s murder. However, the UP Police is yet to nab the prime accused, Yogesh Raj, a Bajrang Dal activist who is still on the run.
Meanwhile, CM Adityanath also ordered strict action against cow slaughter, unlawful trade in cattle and illegal slaughterhouses, amid the ongoing public anger over the cop’s brazen killing,
On Thursday, the chief minister met the family members of the slain inspector at his Kalidas Marg residence in Lucknow and assured them justice.
He has drawn flak from the opposition parties for attending a laser show in Gorakhpur when the violence broke out in the district. Demanding CM Yogi’s resignation, the Opposition parties had claimed that such incidents are part of attempts to incite communal unrest in the society ahead of Lok Sabha polls.