According to highly placed police sources, Army detained Malik in Jammu early in the day. An STF team of UP Police, which had gone to Jammu to track him, was bringing Jeetu to Meerut where he would be handed over to the SIT. An army officer was also accompanying the team from Jammu to Meerut, sources said.
A file photo of Jitendra Malik alias Jeetu Fauji.
“The team was caught up in the procedural delays. Jitendra is being brought to Meerut where he will be handed over to the SIT,” a senior STF officer privy to the investigation told TOI.
An arrest warrant had been issued against him after investigators came to know that Malik had escaped from the spot of violence and joined his unit. Jeetu had come to his village Mahav on a 15-day leave which was to end on Tuesday. However, he was found involved in violence over cow slaughter a day before and left for his unit in Sopore.
Meanwhile, his brother Dharmendra Malik, who is also an army man, claimed that Jeetu was innocent and was being framed by police. Dharmendra returned to his native village after reading media reports about his brother being involved in violence and the killing of Inspector Singh . “If cops have evidence to prove that my brother is a killer, I also have proof that he was not at the spot. He is being wrongly framed,” Dharmendra said.
Fauji wanted for his role in Bulandshahr violence held – Times of India