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Bulandshahr Violence: As accused on bail get back to life, slain cop’s wife fears retaliation

Shikhar Agarwal, from Siyana in Bulandshahr district who headed the district unit of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, BJP’s youth wing, before his arrest, has gone to Aligarh and is unlikely to return home soon, according to his mother, Hema.

Send Bulandshahr violence accused back to jail: Slain inspector's family

The family's reaction came after a video surfaced which showed two of the accused — Shikhar Agarwal, who was a BJP youth wing leader, and Jeetu Fauji — being garlanded by their supporters amidst cheers and sloganeering in what appear to be a festive atmosphere.

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Bulandshahr violence: Seven accused get bail, hero’s welcome

Agarwal, who headed the BJP’s local Yuva Morcha and posted a video along with Yogesh Raj, another accused, while in hiding, received a hero’s welcome outside the prison.

Out on bail, Bulandshahr violence accused welcomed with garlands, chants of 'Jai Shri Ram'

Subodh Kumar Singh, the station house officer of Siyana, and local youth, Sumit Kumar, were killed on December 3 in mob violence near Siyana village in Bulandshahr during protests against alleged cow slaughter.

Bulandshahr violence: ‘Bajrang Dal convener called accused before cop’s killing’

As per the chargesheet, accused Sachin Ahlawat made a 28-second call to Yogesh at 8.55 am on December 3, informing him of an alleged cow-slaughter incident in Mahav.

Bulandshahr violence: Sedition charges dropped against accused, says lawyer

A total of 38 people, including local BJP and Bajrang Dal leaders, were arrested for the violence that broke out in Siyana tehsil of Bulandshahr on December 3, leading to the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and villager Sumit Singh.

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Charges filed against 38 in Bulandshahr cop's murder, rioting

"Five people have been charged with murder of Siyana SHO Subodh Kumar Singh. The other 33 have been charged with rioting, arson and offences of similar nature,” Bulandshahr SP Atul Kumar Srivastava said.

Bulandshahr violence: Slain cop’s phone found at house of accused

Several other mobile phones were also recovered from Natt’s house. Police are yet to determine the identity of the owners of those phones and whether they contain information regarding the violence.

Bulandshahr violence: Police recovers slain cop's mobile phone from house of prime accused

Subodh Kumar Singh, the station house officer of Siyana, and local youth, Sumit Kumar, were killed in the mob violence near Siyana village during the protest over alleged cow slaughter. 

Even when a police officer is killed by Hindus, it is minorities that face the brunt

Going by the record, it would appear that when the perpetrators of the violence are minorities, the process of justice is swift. When they form part of organised Hindu militant groups, the fabled long arm of the law barely moves.

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‘The notion that your neighbour is your kin, regardless of faith, is a real thing in South India’

Historian Rajmohan Gandhi talks about the need to chronicle Southern history and why he feels that the region is ‘losing voice’ in Delhi. In a discussion with journalists from Indian Express, he calls the recent lynchings ‘tragic, shameful’.

Express Eye for Detail 16: What went wrong in Bulandshahr, Christian Michel’s role in AgustaWestland scam and more

This week we look at how UP got to a place where mob violence that spiralled out of control got a police officer killed, why the extradition of Christian Michel is a political hot potato & how a WhatsApp video ruined a woman’s life in Kerela.

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