Thursday , October 28 2021

Accused out on bail, slain UP cop’s wife fears threat

New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) The wife of the police officer killed by a mob in Bulandshahr district in December 2018, has claimed a threat to her life after the main accused in the incident was granted bail on Wednesday.

Rajani Singh, wife of the slain cop Subodh Kumar Singh, said: “Seven of the 33 accused, including the main accused, have been granted bail. I am extremely upset with the legal system. I sometimes get the feeling that one of these days they will kill me also. It would be for the best. There will be no one to complain and none to listen.”

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was attacked by a mob of around 400 people when he went to restore calm in a village that witnessed violence after carcasses of 25 cows were found in a nearby forest.

The police said a man armed with an axe had chopped off two of his fingers and hit him on the head. Another man shot him dead.

In August, several of the men arrested for allegedly inciting violence were released. Videos that surfaced later showed them being given a grand welcome by right-wing activists. On Wednesday, Yogesh Raj, one the five men accused in the murder case, was released on bail.

The slain cops’ wife said: “If such people are not brought to justice, who would be? If people who gave up their lives for the nation do not get justice, who will? I just don’t understand what this procedure is.”

“These people have become brazen about their power. This has now become the norm. These people do anything to please their leaders,” she said.

The family had demanded that the bail granted to the accused men be cancelled. They had made the same demand in August, when the first batch of men was released.



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