Bulandshahr Violence: Two Police officers transferred
Bulandshahr (UP): Four people have been arrested and police is hunting for a Bajrang Dal activist in connection with mob violence in Bulandshahr that left an inspector and a passerby dead.
At least 400 people, including right-wing activists, fought battles with police on Monday in Siana area of Bulandshahr district, apparently after right-wing activists were angered by the discovery of cow carcasses strewn in a nearby jungle.
They set fire to dozens of vehicles, hurled stones and also fired guns at police who retaliated with gunfire.
In the violence, Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, the station house officer of Siana, and 20-year-old Sumit Kumar were killed.
A video emerged Tuesday showing what a young man with his hand over a bleeding wound near the abdomen, being helped by other people as they all run.
The National Human Rights Commission issued notices to the Uttar Pradesh government and the director general of police over the incident, officials said.
- Police has arrested four persons but the main suspect, Bajrang Dal district convenor Yogesh Raj, was on the run.
- 27 people have been named in the FIR while cases have been lodged against 50-60 unidentified people.
- At least four out of 27 are workers and functionaries of right-wing organisations such as Bajrang Dal.
The accused have been booked under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, including those related to rioting, murder and attempt to murder.