Bulandshahr violence: NHRC issues notice to UP govt

New Delhi: The National Human Rights Commission of India (NHRC) on Tuesday issued notice to the Government of Uttar Pradesh over deaths of a police inspector and a youth in mob violence in Bulandshahr yesterday.

The NHRC has taken suo motu cognizance of media reports regarding the deaths during the violent agitation over alleged cow slaughter in Syana area of Bulandshahr district on December 3.

The commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and the Director General of Police of Uttar Pradesh calling for a detailed report in the matter within four weeks including action taken against the miscreants and relief and rehabilitation provided to the families of the deceased persons.

So far, four people have been arrested and five others detained for interrogation in connection with yesterday’s violence, informed ADG law and Order Anand Kumar saying the main accused Yogesh Raj is still absconding.

Earlier on the day, ADG Intelligence SV Shirodkar visited Syana. The situation is now under control in Syana, with heavy police deployed in the area.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reviewed the situation last night. He announced an ex-gratia of 50 lakh rupees for the family of the deceased Inspector.

The Chief Minister also directed the Additional Director General of Intelligence to file a report within 48 hours.

The Special Investigation Team, under the supervision of IG Range Meerut, has already been formed to probe the violence.

According to reports, the trouble started after some local people from Mahav village spotted carcasses of cows in a nearby forest. Some of the agitators loaded the carcasses on a tractor and placed it near Chingrawati police post on Syana-Garh highway near Bulandshahr city.

The mob raised slogans against the police administration and blocked the Bulandshahr-Garh state highway. The violent mob went on destroying public property including vehicles and the Police Post. Reportedly, the police officer was shot in the head.

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