Dharmendra Malik, the brother of army jawan Jeetendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji, who has been named in an FIR for his alleged involvement in the killing of an inspector during the Bulandshahr violence on Monday, on Saturday alleged conspiracy to trap his brother, and claimed that he has evidence to prove that Jeetu wasn't present at the incident site.
During the violence, inspector and Shyana police station SHO Subodh Kumar Singh and a youth, Sumit Kumar, lost their lives. Jeetu has been named as one of the prime suspects in the killing of the cop.
“My brother is being trapped in some conspiracy. He's not involved in the killing of Inspector. I have evidence to prove that my brother wasn't present at the site where the incident took place. I request chief minister (Yogi Adityanath) to help me,” Dharmendra Malik, who is also in the Indian Army, told news agency ANI.
Dharmendra Malik,brother of army jawan named in #Bulandshar FIR:My brother is being trapped in some conspiracy,he's not involved in the killing of Inspector. I've evidence to prove that my brother wasn't present at the site where the incident took place. I request CM to help me. pic.twitter.com/AiaOTj146e— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 8, 2018
His statement came hours after Army Chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday said 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 the police," Rawat said.
Subodh Kumar Singh was fatally was reportedly 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 on a police jeep, the mob again attacked the vehicle. While the policemen who accompanied Singh fled the scene, 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.
Jeetu’s mother Ratan Kaur said she could not identify her son from videos of the mob attack.
She said the police had raided her house around 1 am on Tuesday, assaulted her daughter-in-law, vandalised the house and picked up her husband, Rajpal Singh.
"Jeetu is in Kargil and if any evidence like a picture or a video emerges showing he killed the policeman then I will kill him myself. I'm not so heartless, I'm equally pained by the death of the policeman and the other boy from Chingrawathi and also for what the entire village and its people are going through," news agency PTI quoted her as saying to a TV news channel on Friday.
"Both of my sons are in the Army. They are not here, they on duty," his mother Ratan Kaur told PTI.
NDTV reported that other family members of Jeetu, however, confirm that he was present when the mob killing took place and left for Kargil after the incident.
"He came from the spot and said, 'see the drama' and left for Kargil the same evening," said Chandravati, Jeetu's aunt.