Bulandshahr cop killing: UP Police arrests man who allegedly fired at Inspector Kumar

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Dec 28, 2018, 09.40 AM(IST)

Prashant Nat, who allegedly shot Inspector Subodh Kumar in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, was arrested on Thursday. Photograph:( ANI )

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Another key accused in the case, an army man called Jitu Fauji, was detained by Uttar Pradesh Police earlier this month.

One of the accused, who allegedly shot Inspector Subodh Kumar in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, was arrested on Thursday, news agency ANI reported. 

Atul Kumar Srivastava, SP Bulandhshahr told media that accused Prashant Nat, during the probe, accepted having fired at Inspector Kumar.

"He has accepted during interrogation that he was the one who fired at Subodh Kumar. Further investigation is underway," the SP noted. 

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Another accused Yogesh Raj, the convener of the district unit of Bajrang Dal, claims innocence and is absconding. So far, the police have been able to arrest four people.

Another key accused, an army man called Jitu Fauji, was detained by Uttar Pradesh Police earlier this month and was sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court. 

On December 3, inspector Subodh Singh Kumar and a local were killed in the violence, which erupted after the carcasses of 25 cattle were found in the forests close to a police post.

The locals had alleged that the carcasses found were of the cows, which were slaughtered illegally.

According to sources, the post-mortem examination conducted on Singh had confirmed gunshot injury on his head.