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Posted at: Dec 8, 2018, 1:45 AM; last updated: Dec 8, 2018, 10:14 AM (IST)

Bulandshahr violence: Soldier emerges as key suspect in killing of cop, another victim

Bulandshahr violence: Soldier emerges as key suspect in killing of cop, another victim
Of the videos of the Bulandshahr violence that have emerge, there is one that shows the jawan aiming a weapon as part of the rioting crowd. File photo

Shahira Naim
Tribune News Service
Lucknow, December 7

An Army jawan posted in Jammu and home on holiday could be the person who shot down Syana Station Officer Subodh Kumar Singh during the recent mob attack in Bulandshahr. 

This alarming fact has emerged during the investigation of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) and Special Task Force (STF) probe into the twin murders, damage to property and related cases in Bulandshahr on Monday following allegations of cow slaughter.

Of the videos of the Bulandshahr violence that have emerge, there is one that shows the jawan aiming a weapon as part of the rioting crowd.

Following the lead from the video, the investigation team explored this angle. Police grew more suspicious as the jawan is said to have returned to his unit in Jammu immediately after the incident.

Police have contacted his unit in Jammu, which has assured to hand him over. A police team has reportedly already left for Jammu.

ADG Meerut zone has confirmed police are exploring this angle. 

Preliminary investigation has confirmed that both inspector and Sumit, the other person killed, were shot by the weapons of identical 0.32 bore.

Sumit is suspected to be part of the attacking mob.

As police on the spot were armed with 303 bore rifles both victims were clearly shot down by some other weapon.

The personal weapon of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, missing along with his mobile since the mob violence was also of the 0.32 bore.

So either the SO’s weapon was used to shoot him and Sumit or some other illegal weapon was used. 

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