Bulandshahar – The Special Investigation Team (SIT) found the four Muslim men innocent, they were accused of cow slaughter that led to violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahar.
Sharfuddin, Sajid, Asif and Nanhe Miya were arrested based on a complaint filed by district’s Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, who accused them of slaughtering cows.
Prabhakar Chaudhary, senior superintendent of Bulandshahar Police said, “Prima facie, we found all four persons arrested earlier are innocent and after verifying other details we will move the court for their release.”
“Another three men, Nadeem, Raees and Kaala, were arrested for their role in the cow slaughtering incident. A vehicle and a licensed weapon have also been recovered from their possession,” he added.
He said the trio was not named in the initial FIR, which initially had seven accused including two minors of Nayabans village.
Chaudhary said, “The police are investigating the matter and the names of these three men have emerged for their role in the cow slaughter.”
On the other hand, a 21-year-old Sachin Singh alias Cobra, and a 19-year-old Johny Chaudhary were arrested on Tuesday evening by the Noida Unit of Special Task Force, for their role in the violence that erupted on December 3.
Raj Kumar Mishra, deputy superintendent of Police said, “Working on a tip-off, the two men, whose identity had been ascertained post the violence, were picked up at 4.15 pm from a bus stand in Gathiya Badshahpur in Siyana tehsil of Bulandshahr.”
“With the arrest of these two men, the number of the those held for the violence has gone up to 19 so far,” Chaudhary added.
Police Inspector, Subodh Kumar Singh and a civilian was killed due to bullet shots during a mob violence that erupted on December 3, based on a planned conspiracy that Muslims slaughtered cows.
So far, 27 suspects have been mentioned in the FIR and over 60 people have been registered at the Siyana Police station.