Armyman Jitendra Malik, alias 'Jeetu Fauji' who allegedly shot at Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during the Bulandshahr mob violence was on Saturday handed over to Uttar Pradesh Police by the Army on Saturday night.
"We've arrested Army jawan Jitendra Malik, he was handed over by Army at 12:50 am today. Preliminary interrogation has been done. He is being sent to Bulandshahr and will be produced before the court for judicial custody", said Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Abhishek Singh of Special Task Force in Meerut.
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"He accepted that he was there when the crowd started gathering. Prima facie, it has been found true. It's not yet ascertained if he is the one who shot Inspector Subodh Singh or Sumit. He went there with villagers but denied pelting stones on police. A detailed forensic inquiry on his mobile phone will be done", Singh added.
Jitendra Malik has been brought to Syana Police Station, Bulandshahr for questioning.
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Earlier on Saturday, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat assured that full cooperation will be extended to the Uttar Pradesh Police in the investigation of the incident.
Meanwhile, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Bulandshahr KB Singh and two other policemen have been transferred for negligence in the Bulandshahr violence.
Two people including police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh who had probed the Akhlaq lynching and a 20-year-old man Sumit died of gunshot wounds when a mob went on rampage over alleged cow slaughter on December 3.