Bulandshahr violence: Omar flays UP govt over compensation to deceased accused

TNN Bureau. Updated: 12/7/2018 4:58:20 PM Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar, Dec 7: National Conference (NC) vice-president Omar Abdullah on Friday lashed out at the Uttar Pradesh government for announcing compensation of Rs 10 lakh to kin of a deceased man accused of pelting stones on police during clashes in Bulandshahr on December 3.

Two people, including a police officer, were killed during violent clashes over alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr in UP on Monday. However, reports alleged that the deceased, identified as Sumit, was part of a mob which pelted stones on a police party investigating the case.

Responding to a tweet which read, “All hell would have broken loose if the J&K government had announced a 10 lakh rupees compensation to a stone pelter’s family in the valley,” Mr Abdullah said, adding that too after one of the stone pelters had killed an officer of the security forces using his own service weapon.

“In Kashmir people who kill cops and snatch weapons are called terrorists. In UP, the ruling party will fete & eulogise these killers as heroes,” Mr Abdullah, who is the former chief minister of the state, wrote on micro-blogging site twitter.

Upping his ante at the Adityanath-led BJP government over reports that the murdered Police official’s family travels from Bulandshahr to the UP CM’s residence in Lucknow to see him, the NC vice-president said, ‘Thank goodness we have more respect for the families of our police officers and jawans when they lay down their lives in the line of duty’.

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