Armyman, key suspect in Bulandshahr cop's killing, detained in Kashmir

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WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 08, 2018, 10.08 PM (IST)

An army personnel accused of killing a police inspector in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr has been detained by UP Police in Jammu and Kashmir's Sopore, news reports said Saturday.

According to reports, the soldier in question was handed over to the police by the Rashtriya Rifles; further investigation is underway. The development followed the transfer of two cops earlier in the day.

A police team was sent to Jammu to nab the suspected armyman, Jeetu Fauji, a senior officer told news agency PTI.

Two people, including an inspector, were killed in clashes that broke out over an alleged incident of cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh Bulandshahr on December 3, news agency PTI reported. 

Additional Director General (ADG) Intelligence SB Shiradkar had Friday submitted a report on the violence.

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Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said that the Senior Superintendent of Police will be replaced by Sitapur SP Prabhakar Chaudhary.

Two other policemen of Bulandshahr -- Circle Officer Syana Satya Prakash Sharma and Chingravati police chowki in-charge Suresh Kumar -- were also transferred. 

On December 3, Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a local youth, Sumit, were killed in violence over an alleged cow slaughter incident in the city. 

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The inspector and his team had gone to the village to tackle the violence when they came under attack.

Singh was the investigating officer of the Dadri lynching case from September 28, 2015 to November 9, 2015. However, the charge sheet had been filed by a different IO in March 2016.

Police have arrested nine accused in the Bulandshahr case but the main conspirator, Yogesh Raj, the district convener of the Bajrang Dal, is on the run. 

In a video that surfaced online on Wednesday, Raj had claimed innocence.

Another inquiry by a government-constituted SIT is underway, and the team is going into every minute detail and video footage of the incident, the officer said.

Also, a magisterial probe had been ordered by the government into the incidents. 

(With inputs from PTI)

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Two other policemen of Bulandshahr -- Circle Officer Syana Satya Prakash Sharma and Chingravati police chowki in-charge Suresh Kumar -- were also transferred.