Bulandshahr violence: Yogi meets slain inspector's family

Yogi with Subodh Kumar's family Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with the family of Subodh Kumar Singh | Twitter handle of Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday met the family members of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh who was killed in the Bulandshahr violence on Monday and assured them of justice and strict action against the culprits.

Adityanath met Singh's wife and two sons, Shrey and Abhishek, at his Kalidas Marg residence in Lucknow, an official spokesman said.

"The CM has given assurance to the victim's family that they will remain like a family and there would not any disturbance in the children's studies," UP DGP O.P. Singh, who was also present there, told reporters.

He said Adityanath had decided that the government would pay off the education loan of nearly Rs 30 lakh that the family had taken.

"The chief minister assured us that he will remain with us in this difficult time and ensure justice for us. He said strict action will be taken against those involved," Shrey said.

Adityanath had declared Monday a compensation of Rs 40 lakh for Singh's wife, Rs 10 lakh for the parents and provision of a government job for a member of his family.

The inspector was also an investigating officer (IO) in the 2015 Akhlaq lynching case.

Singh and a 20-year-old man were killed in mob violence in Bulandshahr triggered by the alleged slaughter of cows.

Adityanath had ordered a thorough probe and issued directions to take strict action against those involved in the alleged cow slaughter in the western UP district.

Adityanath had held a late night meeting in Lucknow on Tuesday with the chief secretary, the DGP, the principal secretary (home) and the additional director general of police (intelligence).

Adityanath had also drawn flak from opposition parties for attending a laser show in Gorakhpur when the violence broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday.

An official spokesman said Adityanath was of the view that the incident "is part of a bigger conspiracy, and hence all those directly or indirectly related to cow slaughter should be arrested in a time-bound manner".