New Delhi: Days after a cop was killed in Siyana village of Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr over alleged cow slaughter, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath claimed that the murder was an ‘accident’ and not a ‘mob lynching’. Speaking at an event in national capital on Friday, CM Yogi reportedly said that there was no case of mob lynching, what happened in Bulandshahr was a mere accident. Also Read - 'Goondaraj in UP': Opposition Targets Yogi Government After 8 Policemen Killed in Kanpur
“Uttar Pradesh mein mob lynching ki koi ghatna nahi hai, ek. Bulandshahr ki ghatna ek durghatna hai, aur isme kanoon apna karya kar raha hai. Koi bhi doshi baksha nahi jayega. Illegal slaughtering, keval cow hatya hi nahi, illegal slaughtering poore UP mein ban hai and DM, SP uske prati poore jawabdeyi honge. (There is no mob lynching in Uttar Pradesh. The Bulandshahr incident was an accident, and the law is taking its course. Accused will not be spared. Illegal slaughtering, and not just cow slaughter, is banned in the entire state and the DM and SP will be answerable),” the Chief Minister said, while speaking at Jagran Forum in Delhi. Also Read - Eight Policemen, Including Deputy SP, Killed After Criminals Open Fire in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur
Notably, Yogi Aditanath’s reaction comes a day after he met the family members of the slain inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and assured them justice. Also Read - COVID: UP CM Yogi Asks Officials to Stay Alert on Movement of People in NCR Districts
On Friday, an Army jawan emerged as a key suspect in the killing of Inspector Singh. Jeetu Fauji, an Army jawan posted in Srinagar, reportedly fired at the policeman that led to his death. He can be seen in various videos of mob violence that went viral following the incident on December 3.
Issuing a statement the Army had said, “The police have contacted Northern Command and fullest cooperation is being extended. Details will be released by police at the appropriate time after positive identification. Since the matter is under investigation, no other comment can be offered.”
Meanwhile, nine persons have been arrested so far in the case. While addressing a press conference, Additional DGP (Law and Order) Anand Kumar had yesterday said,”Five more suspects — Chandra, Rohit, Sonu, Jitendra and Nitin have been taken into custody. Their profiles are under investigation.”