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Bulandshahr violence: Accused Army man's brother alleges conspiracy

ANI  |  Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

Dharmendra Malik, brother of Army man Malik, on Saturday alleged that his brother has been implicated in Bulandshahr cop case as a part of the alleged conspiracy, claiming to have evidence to prove Jitendra's innocence.

Army man alias Jeetu Fauji has been named in the FIR in Bulandshahr violence, which took place on December 3 in which was killed. Earlier in the day, was detained by the 22 Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore town in and was handed over to the for further investigation.

Speaking to media, Dharmendra Malik, also a soldier, said, "My brother is being framed as part of some conspiracy. He is not involved in the killing of I have evidence to prove that my brother was not present at the site where the incident took place. I request Minister to help me."

Meanwhile, a family of reached the Headquarters. of Police (SSP) of Aligarh said, "To express our solidarity towards the family of Singh, the has given an amount of Rs 11 lakh to the family and assured them of all kinds of assistance."

Earlier in the day, the Chief, said that full cooperation will be extended to the in connection with an Army personnel's name figuring in the Bulandshahr violence.

On being asked whether Jeetu Fauji, Army personnel, has been detained by the or (STF), Rawat said, "If some evidence surfaces, we will bring him to the police if they want. If anyone has any suspicion, we will produce him to the police. We will fully cooperate in the investigation. "

Speaking on the (Crime), Lucknow, SK Bhagat on Friday had confirmed that Jitendra is one of the 27 accused named in the FIR filed on December 4.

On Friday, five more people were arrested in the case taking the total tally of arrests to nine. The five arrested on Friday have been identified as Nitin, Rohit, Chandra, Jitendra, and Sonu. The arrests were made on the basis of video footages and eyewitnesses.

Clashes erupted in Bulandshahr on Monday after cattle carcasses were found in a field, which led to agitation by locals demanding the closure of all illegal animal slaughterhouses. In the protests that ensued, one Subodh Kumar Singh, and Sumit, a civilian, were killed.

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First Published: Sat, December 08 2018. 21:46 IST