UP cops have finally managed to detain the person, who allegedly shot dead inspector Subodh Kumar Singh who was trying to bring down the cow vigilantes in the area. The accused identified as Prashant Nath was been caught red-handed from the Bulandshahr-Noida border on Thursday afternoon and has been put behind the bars.
As per the police, Nath who plies his trade as a taxi driver in Delhi has confessed that he shot dead the officer. The 30-year-old was returning home in Chingrawathi village when the violence broke after the recovery of cow carcasses. He was extremely furious over the death of Sumit, who is a local youth in police shooting during the riot.
Nath who was part of the angry mob which chased the officer allegedly and snatched Inspector Singh’s service revolver and shot him dead immediately. Nath’s link in the crime scene, however, went overshadowed and he was not even listed in the FIR which had 27 names.
Nat who already has a lot of petty crimes to his name has managed to flee the village with his family after the murder. The investigators who had first arrested an army personal- ‘Jitender Malik aka Jeetu Fauji’ for the murder had later withdrawn the claim.
The cops targeted Nat based on surveillance video footages as well as eyewitness statements. NDTV reported that another local youth by the name of Johnny who was with Nat during the riot has also been arrested and shockingly, his name too was not named in the FIR.
Briefing the series of events, Bulandshahr additional police superintendent (crime) Shiv Ram Yadav told Hindustan Times that Sumit, the local youth who was killed in police firing was part of the angry mob which pelted stones at the cops. Following Sumit’s death, the mob turned violent and attacked the police, forcing them to escape the spot, leaving Inspector Singh alone.
As per ANI, so far, 25 accused have been caught and arrested who are involved with the violence. However, the main accused by the name of Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj who had made the first police complaint about some local Muslim youths slaughtering a cow is yet to be caught.
Yogesh, in his complaint, had claimed that he saw them slaughtering the cow and demanded their arrest immediately. But, Yogesh who concealed himself in a hidden place after the violence, in a video statement altered the narrative and had claimed that he went to the spot after being notified of cow slaughter.
Meanwhile, the UP cops admitted that all the four men who were first arrested ‘on charges of cow slaughter’ were innocent. The four men namely Sarfuddin, Sajid, Asif and Nanhe were arrested by police after the main accused Yogesh listed those persons in his complaint, accusing them of slaughtering the cow.