Bulandshahr violence: Yogi orders strict action against cow slaughter


Lucknow :- In the case of killing of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a man in Bulandshahr in a case of mob violence, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday night held a meeting with top officials and ordered a detail probe in the matter.

Yogi directed the officials to take strict action against those found guilty in the alleged cow slaughter matter.

The chief minister has already faced criticism from the opposition parties for attending a laser show in Gorakhpur when the violence broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday. The Opposition has said that such incidents are part of attempts to incite communal unrest in the society ahead of polls.

The meeting that took place in Lucknow marked the presence of chief secretary, DGP, principal secretary (home) and additional director general of police (intelligence).

“The incident is part of a bigger conspiracy, and hence all those directly or indirectly related to cow slaughter should be arrested in a time-bound manner,” Yogi said.

A mob of some 400 people, including right-wing activists, fought pitched 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 at police who retaliated with gunfire.

In the violence, Subodh Kumar Singh, the station house officer (SHO) of Siana, and 20-year-old bystander Sumit Kumar were killed.