Yogi Adityanath directed arrest over cow slaughter but silent on Cop killing

Yogi Adityanath directed arrest over cow slaughter but silent on Cop killing
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addresses a press conference in Lucknow on Aug 12, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

Bulandshahr: The investigating officer in the Akhlaq lynching case was shot dead in the Bulandshahr clashes on Monday, December 3. According to sources, inspector Subodh Kumar was killed in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr when a mob went on a rampage over allegations of illegal cow slaughter.

The officer was attacked with stones and shot dead by a mob of hundreds that chased his car and surrounded it in a field on Monday evening. The officer and his team had gone to the area to tackle protests after cow carcasses were found scattered in a forest.

A day after he was killed, the chief minister Yogi Adityanath held a late night security review but kept the focus only on cow slaughter. A government statement on the meeting indicates he ordered officers to speed up arrests for cow slaughter but was silent on the cop’s murder.

A second statement put out this morning said Yogi Adityanath would meet the family of the policeman.

“Tough action needs to be taken against those who carried out cow slaughter,” Yogi Adityanath was quoted in a government press release as telling the officers in the meeting. He reportedly ordered the arrest of everyone related to the slaughter of cows and a strict ban on illegal slaughterhouses.