Lucknow, December 4: Bhola Singh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Bulandshahr, where a mob violence on Monday killed a police inspector and a 18-year-old youth, blamed the Ijtema (Islamic congregation) which ended on Sunday for the violence. However, ADG law & order Anand Kumar, talking to the press earlier in the day said that it cannot be confirmed if the gathering had any role to play or incited the violence. Bulandshahr Mob Violence: ADG Anand Kumar Forms 6 SIT to Arrest Yogesh Raj, Others; Says Situation Under Control.
Check the BJP MP Bhola Singh's comment on the Bulandshahr violence in the ANI tweet below.
BJP MP from #Bulandshahr Bhola Singh: Law and order is usually good here but the police were kept in dark about this Ijtema (Islamic congregation) that happened here, it caused chaos. This is the cause of this violence. pic.twitter.com/PQDbBlGH27
— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 4, 2018
On Monday, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was shot dead by the mob that was protesting against alleged cow slaughter in the district. The mob even attacked the police station and the vehicle that the inspector was in was found severely damaged. A 19-year-old youth named Sumit was also killed and his post-mortem report has made it clear that he died of a gun wound. Investigation is on to ascertain who fired at the youth, said police. Bulandshahr Mob Violence: UP Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar Accuses RSS, Bajrang Dal and VHP for Riots; Points Fingers at BJP too.
ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI that "four people have been arrested." When asked about the alleged association of the accused to certain groups, the ADG said that "I don’t know about the organizations yet, but the main accused in the violence is Yogesh Raj who has not been arrested till now,” . Bulandshahr Mob Violence: UP CM Yogi Adityanath Announces Rs 50 Lakh Compensation For Family of Slain Inspector Subodh Kumar.
The FIR filed by police on early Tuesday morning named 27 persons and registered cases on about 50 unnamed persons. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has been formed to investigate the exact cause of violence and the reason why Inspector Subodh Kumar was alone when he was attacked by the mob.