Uttar Pradesh government headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath may have been more interested in delivering justice to cows than Bulandshahr cop Subodh Kumar Singh, who was brutally murdered by Hindutva terrorists in December last year. But, the state police now have come together to provide some relief to the grieving family of the slain cop. They handed over Rs 70 lakh to Singh’s family on Friday. This was over and over the Rs 50 lakh compensation that the state government had announced soon after his death in December.
ADG, Meerut Zone, Prashant Kumar, has confirmed that the money had been paid to Singh’s family. Singh was brutally murdered on 3 December as he arrived at the spot in Syana village to pacify the Hindutva mob, which was protesting on the alleged slaughter of cows in the area.
His body was later found hanging out of his vehicle near a field. He was allegedly shot in head. Police had arrested BJP’s youth leader Shikhar Agarwal, who’s a key accused, on 10 January.
However, the government last week invoked the National Security Act against three Muslim accused in the alleged cow slaughter case, but no such haste was shown against the murderers of Singh. Experts believe that this is because all the accused are members of Hindutva gang, supported by Adityanath and his party, the BJP.
Uttar Pradesh is being government by the BJP with Yogi Adityanath as the state’s chief minister. Analysts say that Hindutva militants have become emboldened ever since Adityanath was sworn in as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. Before becoming the chief minister, Adityanath had founded a dreaded armed militant group Hindu Yuva Vahini, distribute arms among Hinduswhich had famously promised to immediately after Mohammed Akhlaq was lynched to death in Dadri in 2015.