Lucknow: The killing of Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a 21-year-old Sumit Singh in the aftermath of violent clashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr town earlier this week over the allegation of cow slaughter, was an accident, said CM Adityanath Yogi on Friday at a media event in New Delhi.
“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 while speaking in an event.
CM Adityanath’s statement claiming Bulandshahr incident as an accident, came after a day he announced the compensation of 50 lakh as well as assured to look after the education expenses of slain cop’s two sons while meeting the family of a slain cop at his residence in Lucknow.
Meanwhile, two police officers, identified as Satya Prakash Sharma and Suresh Kumar, the in-charge of Chingravathi Police station, were transferred for not being fast enough in reacting to the situation on Monday when some Hindu-right wings activists found some animal carcasses in the field, torched vehicles and clashed with security forces, which led to two deaths. The police have arrested nine people, but the main accused is yet to be arrested.