Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday reacted to the reports of a serving defence personnel, Jeetendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji's alleged involvement in the murder of Shyana police station SHO Subodh Kumar Singh during Bulandshahr violence. General Rawat said that if evidence is found against Jeetu, he will be handed over to the police.
"If there are any evidence and police feel that they suspect him, then we will produce him before them. We will fully cooperate with police," news agency ANI quoted General Rawat as saying.
The statement from the Army Cheif came after reports of Jeetu's detention by the Uttar Pradesh police. Jeetu Fauji, a serving member of Indian Army, was named in one of the FIRs registered in the Bulandshahr violence case. He is suspected to be responsible for shooting Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during the Bulandshahr violence.
Subodh Kumar Singh, the SHO of Shyana police station in Bulandshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, was fatally shot at a point-blank range above his left eye allegedly by Jeetu Fauji during a violent protest against the alleged cow slaughter in the area.
Singh had received inputs of stone pelting in the area. When he reached there, a stone hit him on head and he fell unconscious. When he was being taken to the hospital, the mob again attacked their jeep. The policemen who accompanied him fled the scene and he was shot dead allegedly by Fauji.
The family of the deceased cop alleged a pre-planned conspiracy and claimed that Singh was killed because he was investigating the Akhlaq case. Rajini Rathore, the wife of the police officer, even threatened to commit suicide by shooting herself if the perpetrators behind his husband’s murder go unpunished.
“My husband was killed in a planned manner as part of a conspiracy. If the guilty go unpunished, I will commit suicide by shooting myself. I want a CBI probe to reveal the actual facts and reasons behind my husband’s death," Rajini had said.
Meanwhile, Bulandshahr SSP Krishna Bahadur Singh has been removed from his post and transferred to the DGP Headquarters in Lucknow. He was replaced by Sitapur SP Prabhakar Chaudhary, who took over as the new district police chief.