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Armyman, Key Suspect In Bulandshahr Cop’s Killing, Detained: Sources


LUCKNOW: A soldier who is the key suspect in the killing of a police inspector in mob frenzy over cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Monday, has been detained, sources have told NDTV. Jitendra Malik, also known as Jeetu Fauji, was detained on Friday night by a team of the Uttar Pradesh police from Jammu and Kashmir’s Sopore town, sources said.

Jeetu Fauji, who is posted in Srinagar, was in his hometown Bulandshahr on 15 day leave when the mob violence took place. Sources say he fled to Sopore after inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a civilian were killed in mob violence on Monday.

Police sources say they are investigating whether Jeetu Fauji could have fired the shot that killed Subodh Kumar Singh. A senior officer investigating the incident told NDTV it is too soon to say conclusively that Jeetu Fauji is the one who shot inspector Singh.

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