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

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.

On Tuesday, Adityanath held a meeting with Chief Secretary, Director General of Police, Principal Secretary (Home) and other officials over the violence that occurred in Bulandshahr on Monday.

As per an official statement, the Chief Minister has ordered that this case be analysed in depth and action be taken against all those guilty of cow slaughter. Furthermore, he has asserted that this incident is a conspiracy and those involved in cow slaughtering directly or indirectly should be arrested in a time bound period.

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has also issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh seeking a detailed report in Bulandshahr incident within four weeks.

Amnesty India, too, said Adityanath should take responsibility for the death of the police official while calling for the end of cow-related violence in the state.