Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed two years ago in Chirangavathi, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. His wife was responding to the news of the Supreme Court cancelling the bail of Yogesh Raj and directed him to surrender within 7 days.
Aas Mohammad Kaif | TwoCircles.net
BULANDSHAHAR, UTTAR PRADESH — Wife of slain police inspector of Bulandshahar Subodh Kumar Singh has expressed happiness over the Supreme Court’s verdict to cancel bail of the accused right-wing leader involved in the killing of her husband.
“Our mind has finally found peace,” Rajni Subodh, the wife of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh said. “After Subodh’s death, we endured many troubles. Many people said all my efforts were absurd. But it was Subodh’s voice in my mind which continuously reminded me not to give up. I knew I was doing this for him,” Rajni said.
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed two years ago in Chirangavathi, Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh. She was responding to the news of the Supreme Court cancelling the bail of Yogesh Raj and directed him to surrender within 7 days. On January 3, the Supreme Court cancelled the bail of Yogesh Raj and others from Bajrang Dal, making a historic remark about the killers of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh. Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh of the Supreme Court bench commented that “it is a very serious matter that a senior police officer had been lynched.”
“The accused took the law into their own hands. The bail is cancelled,” the apex court said.
Killing of a brave cop
Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was brutally murdered for stopping people who were obstructing law and order. His killing saved Uttar Pradesh from riots. The involvement of leaders and workers of Bajrang Dal and BJP’s Yuva Morcha was exposed in the killing of Subodh Kumar Singh—who later were sent to jail. One of the accused was Yogesh Raj, a local convener of Bajrang Dal.
The killing took place during a riot and it was reported that people associated with Hindu organizations were leading the mob. The riot took place on suspicion of cow slaughter.
After being arrested, the accused were released on bail. After coming out on bail, Yogesh Raj was welcomed with a garland and a procession was taken out in his favour. He even contested the election of district panchayat members, which he won.
Family relieved with SC order
Commenting further on the Supreme Court order, Rajni Subodh said, “If I speak only in the words of my husband Subodh, then they (team of Yogesh Raj ) have been punished. No criminal involved in his (Subodhs) murder will be able to escape. His killers will now rot in jail!”
“I salute Subodh and pay my homage to him,” she said, and added, “I want to thank my lawyers Sanjay Hegde and Pranjal Kishor and well-wishers. Now I can finally able to meet Subodh with pride in the afterlife. I can’t describe to you my pain. We have suffered a lot.”
Rajni said that on the day Yogesh Raj was welcomed with a garland, no one had eaten food at their house. “My kids Shrey and Abhishek were under a lot of stress. My husband Subodh is the pride of the uniform and the constitution. He was killed and took bullets and saved the state from riots and his killers are welcomed with flowers and garlands. Now, none of his killers will get bail,” she said.
Rajni said she had to be firm while fighting for justice. “There were attempts to mislead us and even inducements were offered. Some people would say that we are not doing anything. Now (after SC cancelling bail), they would know what we were fighting for it. Immediately after the verdict came, I felt as if Subodh was smiling standing in front of me,” she said.
Rajni expressed anger against people who considered “Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj and goons like him as heroes.”
“Uttar Pradesh Police should set a model. There are many flaws in the system. The accused should not have come out on bail,” she added.