Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, today, met the family members of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was killed in mob violence in Bulandshahr, on December 3. He met them at his Kalidas Marg residence in Lucknow. According to UP DGP O P Singh, Chief Minister promised the family of justice.
Terming it to be “part of a larger conspiracy”, the Chief Minister has ordered a thorough probe and issued directions to take strict action against those involved in the alleged cow slaughter.
Following the meeting, deceased policeman’s elder son Shrey Pratap Singh said that the chief minister has assured them justice. Adityanath had earlier declared a compensation of Rs 40 lakh for the wife, Rs 10 lakh for the parents and a government job for a member of the family of the inspector, who was also an Investigating Officer (IO) in the 2015 Akhlaq lynching case.
Meanwhile, the chief minister has drawn flak from the opposition parties for attending a laser show in Gorakhpur, when the violence broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday. They accused that such incidents are part of attempts to incite communal unrest in the society ahead of Lok Sabha polls and demanded his resignation.
An official spokesman said that the chief minister was of the view that the incident “is part of a bigger conspiracy, and hence all those directly or indirectly related to cow slaughter should be arrested in a time-bound manner”.
Amid the ongoing public anger over the cop’s brazen killing, Adityanath ordered strict action against cow slaughter, unlawful trade in cattle and illegal slaughterhouses.
Meanwhile, yesterday, Bajran Dal leader Yogesh Raj – the main accused named in the police FIR who continues to be on run – issued a video message claiming innocence, saying he was present at the site.