Bulandshahr DM Says Ijtema Gathering Had 10 Lakh People Despite Permit For Only 2 Lakh; Main Accused Yogesh Raj Still on the Run
Bulandshahr Mob Violence Victim Subodh Kumar Singh | (Photo Credits: Facebook)

Lucknow, December 8: Bulandshahr District Magistrate (DM) in a statement given to news agency ANI said that the Ijtema event in Bulandshahr, which saw a huge Muslim gathering in Bulandshahr and ended a day before the mob violence, was proposed to take place on December 1-3, 2018 initially. However, main accused in the case, Yogesh Raj, continues to be on the run. Bulandshahr Violence Post Ijtema Pre-Planned? Cow Remains Left in Open to Trigger Communal Tension, Says Report.

The DM said that the surge in crowd led to the police issuing a notice on December 1 itself. The DM claimed that the crowd count kept going up on the second day too, and again a notice was issued. He added that the permit for gathering had mentioned a gathering of 2 lakh people, but the overall number of people attending the event was 10 lakh. Bulandshahr BJP MP Bhola Singh Blames Ijtema For Chaos and Violence Which Killed Inspector Subodh Kumar.

Meanwhile, family of slain police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed after getting attacked by a violent mob protesting alleged cow  slaughter in Bulandshahr reached Aligarh Police Headquarter on Saturday. SSP Aligarh said that as an expression of solidarity towards the family of slain cop, an amount of Rs 11 lakh will be given to his family by UP police. The police has also assured the family of all kinds of assistance.

After the tragic Bulandshahr violence, Sitapur SP Prabhakar Chaudhary has been appointed as new SSP Bulandshahr. Chaudhary will replace Krishna Bahadur Singh who has now been transferred to DGP Headquarters, Lucknow. UP government has also transferred two other policemen, The circle officer of Siana Satya Prakash has been transferred to Moradabad's police training centre while the local chowki in-charge Suresh Kumar has been transferred to Lalitpur district.