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Bulandsharhr case: UP govt tried to deflect attention from police official's killing, alleges CPI(M)

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The CPI(M) Wednesday accused the government of trying to draw attention to the "cow slaughter" aspect of the December 3 Bulandsharhr violence and deflecting focus from the killing of a

A delegation led by CPI(M) leader which recently visited the violence-hit area claimed that the was trying to cover-up the issue.

"A deliberate and motivated effort is being made by the to concentrate attention on the 'cow killing' aspect of the case and deflect attention from the heinous murder committed on December 3. An SIT (special investigation team) was formed to achieve this end," the party alleged in a statement.

It alleged that innocent people were arrested in the name of cow slaughter, while

the main culprits in the killing of the and the violence were protected.

The party alleged that SIT is working under pressure of the and cannot be expected to conduct an impartial probe.

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First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 21:55 IST