Video: UP CM Yogi calls Subodh Singh's murder an 'accident' and not 'mob lynching'

New Delhi, News24 Bureau, Dec 8: This comes across as a most controversial statement, and that too from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. Speaking at a conclave of a national daily on Friday, the UP CM belittled the seriousness of the Bulandshahr incident.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Friday said the murder of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh by a mob in Bulandshahr was an “accident” and not a “mob lynching”.

Yogi was speaking at the Jagran Forum in Delhi: “Uttar Pradesh mein mob lynching ki koi ghatna nahi hai, ek. Bulandshahr ki ghatna ek durghatna hai, aur isme kanoon apna karya kar raha hai. Koi bhi doshi baksha nahi jayega. Illegal slaughtering, keval cow hatya hi nahi, illegal slaughtering poore UP mein ban hai and DM, SP uske prati poore jawabdeyi honge.”

He had earlier said the incident was result of a "big conspiracy" but at a media event in Delhi on Friday, he said that the incident was actually an accident.

"Uttar Pradesh mein koi mob lynching ki ghatna nahi hui hai... Bulandshahr mein jo hua wo ek durghatna thi (No mob lynching happened in Uttar Pradesh, what happened in Bulandshahr is an accident)," he said.

The police have arrested nine accused but the main conspirator Yogesh Raj, the district convener of the Bajrang Dal, continues to be at large.

In Bulandshahr latest development, five more persons were arrested in connection with the death of the Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and another local resident Sumit at the hands of the mob, which, on Monday, was protesting alleged cow slaughter in Siyana village. This takes the number of arrests to nine.

 Two Police officers have been transferred:

Five more persons were arrested in connection with the death of the Inspector and another local resident at the hands of the mob, which according to the initial reports, was protesting alleged cow slaughter in Siyana village.

 Two police officials have been transferred in connection to the mob violence in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr town earlier this week where an inspector and a civilian were killed, authorities said on Saturday.

Acting on a report submitted by the Additional Director General of Police S.B. Shiradkar, Circle Officer (CO) Satya Prakash Sharma and Suresh Kumar, the in-charge of Chingravathi police chowki, have been transferred "for their failure in responding in time to the situation arising on Monday in that area".

A senior home department official said they have been taken to task for not being fast enough in reacting to the situation that arose after some Hindu right-wing activists found some animal carcasses in the field and took them on tractor trolleys to block a road.
With Agencies