Son of Constable Suresh Vats slams UP Police for inability to protect ‘their own’

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The son of the murdered policeman in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur has slammed the state police for not being able to protect its men in uniform. VP Singh, whose father Suresh Vats was killed by stone pelters as he returned from the duty of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally, also questioned the rationale behind awarding the financial compensation.

Suresh Vats
PHOTO: ANI

“Police are not being able to protect their own. What can we expect from them?What will we do with compensation now? Earlier, similar incidents took place in Bulandshahr and Pratapgarh,” he was quoted by news agency ANI.

Vats was returning from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Ghazipur when he was asked to intervene at the protest organised by the Nishad community under Nonhara police station. The members of the Nishad community had blocked the highway demanding reservation. The protesters started pelting stones at the cops after they arrived at the scene.

He died after being hit by a stone from a protester. The police have arrested 11 people in connection with his death. Vats’ murder was the second in a month after a right-wing mob killed police officer Subodh Kumar Singh in Bulandshahr on 4 December.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a compensation of 40 lakh for Vats’ wife and another Rs 10 lakh for the deceased’s father. Meanwhile, MP Pathak, CO City, Ghazipur, has said that 32 people and 60 unnamed people had been named in the FIR.

Nishad Party chief Sanjay Kumar Nishad has refuted reports of his supporters’ involvement in the murder of the constable in Ghazipur. He accused the BJP of defaming his community by blaming them for Vats’ murder.

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