The police have recovered the AK-47,along with the magazine,that was looted from the gunner of the Superintendent of Police (City) Shailesh Kumar Yadav during Fridays violence that rocked Mariadih village under Dhoomanganj police station. Yadav,along with several other policemen,had sustained serious injuries,even as the mob torched the Bamrauli police post on GT Road along with several vehicles.
Three cases have been registered in this connection and the district administration has made a recommendation for an inquiry by the CB-CID,as there were allegations of policemen opening fire on a villager without any provocation. No arrests have been made yet.
Superintendent of Police (Crime),Arun Kumar Pandey,said that the police teams were carrying out raids to arrest the identified accused. The AK-47 has also been recovered, he said. The firearm was recovered from near a market on GT Road. The man who snatched the firearm has been identified.
A case of attempt to murder has been registered against the policemen who allegedly opened fire on one Mohammad Tufail,the false news of whose death led to the outbreak initially. The two constables Sanjay Singh and Sujeet Rai named in the FIR have been suspended.
Another case of murder has been registered against unidentified persons in connection with the death of Mohammad Faiz,a hawker,who was caught in the violence between the police and the villagers. He died of bullet shots apparently fired by the police.