Bulandshahr violence: Accused army soldier arrested by UP police

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Bulandshahr violence: Accused army soldier arrested by UP police

New Delhi: In a major development in the Bulandshahr violence, UP police arrested an army soldier who is accused of killing a police inspector in Bulandshahr past midnight after his unit handed him over for investigation.

“We’ve arrested Army jawan Jitendra Malik, he was handed over by Army at 12:50 am today (Saturday). Preliminary interrogation has been done. He is being sent to Bulandshahr and will be produced before the court for judicial custody,” senior superintendent of police, Special Task Force, Abhishek Singh was quoted by the newswire ANI.

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Reportedly, Jeetendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji was allegedly part of the killing of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in the violence that broke out in Bulandshahr on Monday over alleged illegal cow slaughter. He was handed over by his unit based in Kashmir to the team investigating the killing.

“He (Malik) accepted he was there when the crowd started gathering. Prima facie, it has been found true. It’s not yet ascertained if he is the one who shot the inspector or Sumit. He said he went there with villagers, but denied pelting stones on police. Forensic (examination) of his mobile will be done,” Singh added.

(With ANI inputs)

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