Sub-inspector Manoj Kumar sustained bullet injuries in his hand and has been admitted to a hospital. The encounter took place in Asmoli police limits yesterday between the police, a wanted criminal and his accomplice.
Mukhtar Yadav, Alamgeer, Dayanand and Suhail Ansari were identified by the victim Mohit Jaiswal when he was shown CCTV footage of the barrack and photos of inmates. Police sources said the accused allegedly attacked the victim on Ahmed’s directions.
The killing of a policeman in Bulandshahr challenged the state. UP government can ill afford to be seen to support impunity. The killing of Inspector Singh violated this contract and threatens to open the door to anarchy. It was no common crime but a challenge to the state, and the chief executive has so far refused to acknowledge its gravity.