In a crucial development, the Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday reportedly recovered the mobile phone of policeman Subodh Kumar.
The mobile phone was recovered from the house of main accused Prashant Natt, who had allegedly shot down the policeman on December 3 in Bulandshahr.
The local police officials confirmed the recovery and added that the search for the pistol is still underway.
Inspector Kumar was killed on December 3, 2018, in violence that flared up after carcasses of cattle were apparently found in a forest close to a police post in Uttar Pradesh.
Kumar was wounded and later died. A postmortem report had found that the policeman had died of a bullet wound below his left eyebrow.
One of the prime accused in the case, BJP’s Yuva Morcha leader Shikhar Agarwal was on January 10 arrested by the police from Hapur.