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Posted at: Dec 6, 2018, 9:56 AM; last updated: Dec 6, 2018, 7:44 PM (IST)

Slain police inspector’s family meets Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath

Slain police inspector’s family meets Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
The police inspector''s family with Yogi Adityanath. Tribune photo

Shahira Naim
Tribune News Service
Lucknow, December 6

The honour of a martyr, a road and a college in his memory as well as the promise to pay off the family’s home and education loans are among the many assurances given to the grieving family of slain Syana Station House Officer Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during their meeting with CM Yogi Adityanath on Thursday.

Coming out of their meeting with Yogi, policeman’s son Shrey said they had been assured of getting justice.

Later, the family, including widow Rajni, sister Manisha and sons Shrey and Abhishek, remained present as DGP OP Singh and minister in charge of Etah Atul Garg spoke to reporters about the interaction.

DGP Singh said the family spoke at length about their demand for justice and the problems that they faced.

“Hearing them out with seriousness, CM Yogi has promised to pay off their pending home loan and education loan which is around Rs 25 to Rs 30 lakh.”

The DGP said while one son is taking coaching to join the civil services the other is studying to become a lawyer.

“The Rs 10 lakh earlier announced for the parents of the martyred policeman will also be given to the family as his parents are no more. As such the family will be given Rs 50 lakh,” said DGP Singh.

He also pointed out that the MLA representing Aliganj in Etah Satyapal Singh Rathore as well as the minister in charge Atul Garg had remained with the family during the cremation which was conducted with full state honours.

Both had also accompanied the family during their meeting with CM Yogi at his residence, four days after the incident in Bulandshahr when a Bajrang Dal mob had brutally killed the inspector on duty.

Besides DGP OP Singh, cabinet minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi was also present at the CM’s residence.

The family and villagers had been angry and were not allowing the cremation to take place on December 4 at their ancestral village of Taregawan in Etah demanding the presence of CM Yogi.

Yogi had earlier announced a compensation of Rs 40 lakh for the widow and Rs 10 lakh for the inspector’s parents.

The slain inspector’s widow, Rajni, who had threatened to commit suicide if the culprits were not punished, did most of the talking during the meeting with the CM.

She had alleged of a conspiracy due to which her husband was done away with in a planned manner.


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