Horrified by the gruesome murder of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in Bulandshahr, the Uttar Pradesh Police have booked as many as 27 individuals belonging to militant Hindutva outfits, Bajrang Dal, Vishwa Hindu Parishad, Shiv Sena and Hindu Yuva Vahini, an organisation floated by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. They include Yogesh Raj (see below), the Bajrang Dal district convenor. The individuals have been termed as the main conspirators and booked booked under section 302 and several other stringent sections of the IPC.
Individuals named in the FIR are Yogesh Raj, Vishal Tyagi, Satendra Rajput, Chaman, Devendra, Upendra Raghav, Ravi Sainu, Ashish Chouhan, Shikhar Agarwal, Rajkumar Pradhan, Jeetu, Sachin, Ramesh Jogi, Vineet, Sourabh, Sumeet, Chotu, Satish, Vikas Tyagi, Pawan, Vikrant Tyagi, Bablu, Ankur, Robin, Tinku, Guddu, Harendra. They are all the residents of Syana tehsil in Bulandshahr, where the violent Hindutva mob killed police officer Singh on rumours of cow slaughters.
Police have also arrested five individuals named in the FIR. This also includes Yogesh Raj.
Shikhar Agarwal, who has been named in the FIR, is a functionary of BJP’s youth wing in Syana, while Upendra Raghav allegedly belongs to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, stated several media reports.
Singh was murdered by Hindu terrorists in Bulandshahr on Monday as he made desperate attempts to placate them during their protests over rumours of a cow slaughter in the area. Incidentally, Singh was also the investigating officer of Mohammad Akhlaq’s lynching case and was instrumental in having all the accused arrested in 2015.
The revelation has further enraged members of the civil society and journalists alike. Here are some of the reactions on the latest development:
— Sreenivasan Jain (@SreenivasanJain) December 4, 2018
Please name the district convenor of the Bajrang Dal named in the FIR who lead the cow terrorists https://t.co/QqYJpugyHD
— Swati Chaturvedi (@bainjal) December 4, 2018
Bajrang Dal, Hindu Yuva Vahini, VHP- all gangs full of unemployed hooligans. https://t.co/rCseKmGYkt
— Rohini Singh (@rohini_sgh) December 4, 2018
A Cop is killed in broad daylight. It's a clear case of murder. Under the guise of 'Gau raksha' these hot blooded goons of Bajrang dal are wreaking havoc. Who's to blame for giving them patronage?
This is Yogi's 'Ram Rajya' in UP. #Bulandshahr https://t.co/KzC7IyFne9
— Kitty Behal (@kittybehal10) December 4, 2018
If it is true that Bajrang Dal vigilantes killed the policeman in Bulandshahr the RSS needs to do some serious introspection. This is one of its ugliest spawns.
— Tavleen Singh (@tavleen_singh) December 4, 2018
— Dostam (@dostam_comrade) December 4, 2018