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Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Dec 8 (ANI): Dharmendra Malik, brother of Army man Jitendra Malik, on Saturday alleged that his brother has been implicated in Bulandshahr cop lynching case as a part of the alleged conspiracy, claiming to have evidence to prove Jitendra's innocence.

Army man Jitendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji has been named in the FIR in Bulandshahr violence, which took place on December 3 in which Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed. Earlier in the day, Jitendra was detained by the 22 Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore town in Jammu and Kashmir and was handed over to the Uttar Pradesh Police for further investigation.

Speaking to media, Dharmendra Malik, also a soldier, said, "My brother is being framed as part of some conspiracy. He is not involved in the killing of Inspector. I have evidence to prove that my brother was not present at the site where the incident took place. I request Chief Minister Yogi Adiyanath to help me."

Meanwhile, a family of Inspector Subodh Singh reached the Aligarh Police Headquarters. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) of Aligarh Ajay Kumar Sahni said, "To express our solidarity towards the family of Singh, the Police Department has given an amount of Rs 11 lakh to the family and assured them of all kinds of assistance."

Earlier in the day, the Indian Army Chief, General Bipin Rawat said that full cooperation will be extended to the Uttar Pradesh Police in connection with an Army personnel's name figuring in the Bulandshahr violence.

On being asked whether Jeetu Fauji, Army personnel, has been detained by the Uttar Pradesh Police or Special Task Force (STF), General Rawat said, "If some evidence surfaces, we will bring him to the police if they want. If anyone has any suspicion, we will produce him to the police. We will fully cooperate in the investigation. "

Speaking on the issue Inspector General (Crime), Lucknow, SK Bhagat on Friday had confirmed that Jitendra Malik is one of the 27 accused named in the FIR filed on December 4.

On Friday, five more people were arrested in the case taking the total tally of arrests to nine. The five arrested on Friday have been identified as Nitin, Rohit, Chandra, Jitendra, and Sonu. The arrests were made on the basis of video footages and eyewitnesses.

Clashes erupted in Bulandshahr on Monday after cattle carcasses were found in a field, which led to agitation by locals demanding the closure of all illegal animal slaughterhouses. In the protests that ensued, one policeman Subodh Kumar Singh, and Sumit, a civilian, were killed. (ANI)

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