Bulandshahr violence: UP Government announces Rs 10 lakh financial aid to deceased accused

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Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has declared a financial aid of Rs 10 lakh from the CM relief fund to the family of Sumit, who died during protests that erupted over alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr on Monday.

Speaking to media on Tuesday, Prashant Kumar, ADG Meerut Zone said, “His (Sumit’s) name is there in the FIR but since he is dead, no action can be taken against him even if his crime is proved. Since a Special Investigation Team has been formed by state government decision will be taken by it only.” On the contrary, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA, Bhola Singh, told ANI: “Administration has assured that Sumit’s name will be removed from the FIR. District administration has announced financial aid of Rs.5 lakh to his family. Request for a job for a family member will be sent to the Chief Minister through District Magistrate.”

In addition to Sumit, Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed in clashes that began after locals found cattle carcass in the nearby area. Three accused in the case have been sent to a judicial custody of 14 days by the District Court, starting Tuesday. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma assured people that proper steps will be taken and an investigation has been initiated. On Monday, Adityanath had declared a compensation of Rs 40 lakh for the wife, Rs 10 lakh for parents and a government job for one member of the family of Subodh Kumar Singh.

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