Bulandshahr: Sedition charges were slapped on 44 people who were accused of instigating violence in Chingravathi area of Bulandshahr on December 3 last year, which claimed two lives, including that of a cop.
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian were killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on December 3 last year when a mob went on a rampage over allegations of illegal cow slaughter.
Speaking to ANI, Investigation Officer Syana Violence case and Circle Officer Khurja, Raghavendra Mishra said, “I have got the approval of the administration for placing sedition charge under section 124-A of the IPC against the 44 accused of Syana violence here.”
“On February 19 this year we had made correspondence with the administration for placing the sedition charges against the 44 accused. Today I got the letter of approval that I have submitted in the court,” he said.
The violent incident that erupted in the city after the carcasses of 25 cattle were found in forests close to a police post. Locals had alleged that the carcasses found were of cows, which were slaughtered illegally.
Police officer Singh, 44, who was trying to control the mob was attacked both with blunt objects and also fired at. Singh died of a bullet wound below his left eyebrow, confirmed the autopsy report. It also resulted in the death of 20-year-old civilian Sumit Kumar.
Soon after the incident, 44 accused, including Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, the main conspirator and a few Bharatiya Janata Party and Vishwa Hindu Parishad members, were arrested in connection with the violence.
Singh is survived by his wife and two sons. The officer’s elder son Shreya is studying MBA while his younger son Abhishek is a student of engineering.
With agency inputs