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Bulandshahr violence: CM expresses grief over death of cop, local in clashes

ANI  |  Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] 

on Monday expressed grief over the death of Singh and a local Sumit during clashes that took place in Bulandshahr over the presence of illegal animal slaughterhouses in the city. Clashes began after locals in the region found a cattle carcass in the nearby area.

The has assured a speedy investigation into the matter and adequate compensation for the victims. It is worth mentioning to state that deceased Singh was the investigation (IO) for three months in the lynching of Akhlaq Ahmed, which took place in 2015 in Dadri.

Adityanath has directed (Intelligence) SB Shirodkar to reach the spot immediately and submit the report in two days. He has also directed the to find the reason and those behind the violence. The Chief Minister has also ordered for action against the guilty.

Police's (ADG), Law and Order, told media: "One died in stone pelting from the villagers. Later, a local Sumit also got shot, who was shifted to a hospital in where he succumbed to his injuries. A probe is underway to find out who shot at him."

Kumar further said that villagers protested because they found a cattle carcass in the field. "People complained that the cattle carcass was found in the field. Villagers were assured action, but villagers carried the carcass on a tractor and blocked the main road. The protest turned violent and stones were pelted on the police. Forces retaliated with lathi-charge to control the mob.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 22:05 IST