“We have formed three teams to trace the suspected killers. Prima facie it appears to be a revenge killing, but we are investigating it from all angles,” said Ranvijay Singh, Superintendent of Police (city).
Sources said that the state government is planning to table the supplementary budget during the upcoming session. The supplementary demands for grants are likely to be placed on Wednesday, sources said.
As per police records, as many as 531 people have so far been sent to jail in Meerut and one person, identified as Irshaad (22), was killed in a police encounter for allegedly smuggling cows since the Yogi Adityanath government came to power in 2017.
Gorakhpur Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Sunil Gupta, who has started ‘Operation Asmita’, said, “It is an extension of the anti-Romeo squads, and is focused on preventive steps to curb such crimes."
Adityanath had participated in a ‘Ram-Janki Vivah Panchami’ there and while addressing a public gathering, he had started his speech with “Jai Sita maiya” and said, “We cannot even think of Lord Ram without goddess Sita.”
While Sharma admitting to having threatened the police, he said the video clip shows only part of the conversation. Meanwhile, SP (City) Ranvijay Singh said, “The video is being investigated. We will take action based on findings of our probe.”
With both the Samajwadi Party (SP) as well as the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), which have been claiming to go alone so far, offering their support to Congress in Madhya Pradesh, the results have boosted the party cadre in Uttar Pradesh.