New Delhi, Dec 8: Did an Army man kill UP Police officer during Bulandshahr violence? Army has detained soldier who is suspected of killing Inspector Subodh Singh of UP Police. Jeetendra Malik, alias Jeetu Fauji, was detained from 22 Rashtriya Rifles Army camp in Sopore on Saturday. He will now be handed over UP Police.
After being seen in many videos of Bulandshahr violence, Jeetu has emerged as prime suspect in killing of police officer. Police sources said that it was a bullet fired by Jeetu that killed inspector Singh. Now, SIT of UP will interrogate Jeetu.
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a civilian, Sumit Kumar, were shot dead in Bulandshahr in mob violence last week.Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday transferred Bulandshahr SSP Krishna Bahadur Singh to the DGP office here, five days after two people, including an inspector, were killed in violence following an alleged cow slaughter incident.
Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said that the Senior Superintendent of Police will be replaced by Sitapur SP Prabhakar Chaudhary.
The government transferred two other policemen of Bulandshahr -- Circle Officer Syana Satya Prakash Sharma and Chingravati police chowki in-charge Suresh Kumar. Additional Director General (ADG) Intelligence SB Shiradkar had on December 8 submitted a report on the violence.
The transfers are understood to be in line with the findings of the report on police handling of the situation.
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 chargesheet 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 suspect is Jeetu Fauji, and a police team has been sent to Jammu to nab him, a senior officer said.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.News24 Bureau/ PTI