Srinagar: An Army jawan who has emerged as a key suspect in the killing of an Uttar Pradesh police inspector in mob frenzy over cow slaughter in Bulandshahr earlier this week was detained by the police from Jammu and Kash-mir’s Sopore area on Saturday.

The police sources said that a special team of the UP police which had arrived in Srinagar a day ago took the suspect Jitendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji into custody from a camp of the Army’s 22 Rashtriya Rifles in Sopore, about 50-km northwest of J&K’s summer capital.

The UP police team members who had before relocating to Sopore met senior Army authorities in Udhampur and Srinagar were assisted by their counterparts from the J&K police, the sources said.
However, the Army sources here said that Malik was actually detained by his Army unit and was being handed over to the UP police in response to a request made by it to the senior Army authorities.

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