NEW DELHI — The Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday has recovered the slain Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s Closed User Group (CUG) mobile phone from the house of the prime accused Prashant Natt during a search operation, according to reports.
Subodh Kumar Singh, the station house officer of Siyana, and local youth, Sumit Kumar, were killed in the mob violence near Siyana village in Bulandshahr after the cow carcasses were allegedly found in the field.
Prashant Natt, who was arrested from Noida in December last year, had allegedly shot Inspector Subodh Kumar from a close range during the violence.
“Prashant took Subodh’s service revolver and shot him in the head. His confession has been corroborated by other accused who submitted surrender pleas in the last week,” police had claimed.
Atul Srivastav, Superintendent of Police (SP) City, said, “As per information received from sources, an operation was conducted to recover the mobile of the deceased policeman Subodh Kumar. His phone was recovered from the main accused Prashant Natt’s house, reports ANI.”
A total of six mobile phones were reportedly recovered including the mobile phone of deceased police inspector Singh.
The search for the pistol of the slain inspector is still underway, he added.
Inspector Subodh Kumar was killed while he and his team was trying to control the mob and not to let the situation go worse. Some 400 men from certain Hindu outfits had gathered and instigated violence in the name of alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr village.
The other prime accused, local convenor of Bajrang Dal Yogesh Raj was arrested earlier in the case. Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha member Shikhar Agarwal, another main accused in the Bulandshahr violence was also earlier arrested in Uttar Pradesh’ Hapur district.
So far over 35 people, including Prashant Natt, have been arrested in connection with the violence.