New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh Police has filed FIR against 28 people in connection with the violence in Bulandshahr following rumours of cow slaughter that resulted in the death of a police inspector and a village youth. Out of those named in the FIR, eight belong to right-wing organizations, like Bajrang Dal and Vishwa Hindu Parishad.
Five people, including Jeetu Fauji – an Army soldier in Kashmir – have been arrested for the killing of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during the violence. Action is also being taken against the police in this case.
Of the 28 named in the FIR prepared by Bulandshahr Police, eight are activists of Bajrang Dal, VHP and BJP Yuva Morcha. They are mostly unemployed youth. The others include farmers and college students who were seen near the Syana police station during the violence. So far, these people are not found to be belonging to any group.