Six days after the Bulandshahr violence and killing of a cop, district SSP Krishna Bahadur Singh was removed from his post and transferred to the DGP Headquarters in Lucknow, news agency ANI reported. The Uttar Pradesh Police has appointed Sitapur SP Prabhakar Chaudhary as the new police chief of Bulandshahr district where the violence had taken place. 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 Jeetendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji, a serving armyman, during violent protests 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 the 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.
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.
Reacting to the allegations against Jeetu, Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday assured full cooperation to the police and said that he will be handed over to them if any evidence of his involvement is found.
"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.