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Bulandhahr violence: Congress demands judicial probe into cop's murder

Mob violence broke out near Chingrawathi police post on December 3 after cattle carcasses were found strewn in a field near Mahaw village. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and 20-year-old Sumit Kumar were shot dead as the mob attacked police.

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New Delhi Published on: December 29, 2018 16:37 IST
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Bulandhahr violence: Congress demands judicial probe into cop's murder

The Congress on Saturday attacked the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh over the investsigation into the murder of a policeman during mob violence in Bulandshahr. The opposition party claimed that  saying over 25 days passed without any concrete action by the government, and demanded a judicial inquiry into the matter.

Mob violence broke out near Chingrawathi police post on December 3 after cattle carcasses were found strewn in a field near Mahaw village. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and 20-year-old Sumit Kumar were shot dead as the mob attacked police.

Hitting out at the state government, UP Congress chief Raj Babbar, at a press conference here, said: "Over 25 days have passed and the government is still dilly-dallying. Some times Ajay Kumar Bisht's government seeks praise for itself, at other times it says it was a conspiracy."

A "mobocracy" has prevailed in the country since the formation of the BJP government at the Centre, he alleged.

His remarks come a day after a court sent to 14-day judicial custody the man who allegedly shot dead Singh.​P

Prashant Nat was not named in the FIR but was held based on local intelligence, eyewitness accounts and assessment of the video footage that was gathered, Bulandshahr Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Prabhakar Chaudhary had said.

Asked at what level the inquiry should be conducted, Babbar said it would be preferable that it is done under the supervision of the Supreme Court, but added that a probe under the UP chief justice would also bring out the truth.

Alleging that UP was moving towards "anrachy", Babbar asked that should such a government continue.

He also slammed the UP government over FIR being filed on court orders against the Unnao rape victim, her mother and an uncle for allegedly producing a forged age certificate to prove she was a minor. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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