MEERUT: A letter written by local saffron leaders of Bulandshahr three months ago alleged that inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was in the “habit of creating obstacles for Hindu religious functions, because of which anger is brewing in Hindu society”.
The two-paragraph letter added, “Therefore, he (Singh) and other local police officers should be transferred immediately and departmental action be initiated against them,” concluding that this was the demand of all local BJP workers. Singh was killed in mob violence on Monday.
Confirming that BJP functionaries wrote the letter, Sanjay Shrotiya, BJP’s Bulandshahr city general secretary, told TOI, “There were several examples of conflict between him and us. We requested him not to penalise people for riding without helmet as it was not required in the city area and that only those who didn’t put it on while riding on highways outside the city area should be fined, but he wouldn’t listen to us.” (Shortiya is apparently unaware that the Indian Motor Vehicles Act makes it mandatory for anyone riding a two-wheeler to wear helmets) .
“But above all, he was in the habit of throwing spanner in religious events because of which there was a resentment in the Hindu Samaj. Therefore, we wrote to the local MP on September 1 last,” added Shortiya.
Former BJP corporator Manoj Tyagi, who had also signed the letter, confirmed, “We had asked for his transfer due to his high-handed attitude. All the local office-bearers of the party had sent a common letter to the MP.”
Singh was killed during mob violence in Syana tehsil’s Chingrawati checkpost. So far, four people have been arrested. CM Yogi Adityanath met the wife and two sons of the slain inspector in Lucknow on Thursday. Apart from Rs 50 lakh compensation, the government has promised the family to take care of its Rs 30 lakh housing loan and education of the two sons, besides giving a job to one member. Post fetched from RSS feeds