Meerut: A Hindu police cop who got famous among the hard Hindutva ideologues for not letting them have their way in his jurisdiction seems to have locked him into an irreversible death spiral which led to his untimely death on Monday.
According to reports that have surfaced now, the saffron party leaders of Bulandshahr had written a letter to the region MP seeking inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s transfer three months prior to his recent killing.
The leaders alleged that Mr Singh was in the “habit of creating obstacles for Hindu religious functions, because of which anger is brewing in Hindu society”.
The letter further added: “Therefore, he (Singh) and other local police officers should be transferred immediately and departmental action be initiated against them.”
The authenticity of the written letter was confirmed by Sanjay Shrotiya, BJP’s Bulandshahr city general secretary. He told TOI: “There were several examples of conflict between him and us. We requested him not to penalise people for riding without helmet as it was not required in the city area and that only those who didn’t put it on while riding on highways outside the city area should be fined, but he wouldn’t listen to us.”
“But above all, he was in the habit of throwing spanner in religious events because of which there was a resentment in the Hindu Samaj. Therefore, we wrote to the local MP on September 1 last,” he added.
Former BJP corporator Manoj Tyagi has also signed the letter. He said: “We had asked for his transfer due to his high-handed attitude. All the local office-bearers of the party had sent a common letter to the MP.”
An officer who would strictly follow even traffic rules became a threat in the region which slurred hatred against him among BJP leaders.
He was killed during mob violence in Syana tehsil’s Chingrawati checkpost on Monday while on duty.
Four persons have been arrested in the case so far.
Meanwhile, CM has met the slain officer’s wife and two sons in Lucknow on Thursday.
The CM allotted Rs 50 lakh compensation to the inspector’s family.