Bulandshahr violence: Main accused Yogesh Raj arrested


LUCKNOW: The main accused in the Bulandshahr violence, Yogesh Raj, a Bajrang Dal member, has reportedly been arrested. Raj is the main accused in the killing of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and 20-year-old Sumit Kumar on Monday.He has been absconding since Monday and had issued a video message on Wednesday claiming innocence, saying he was not present at the site.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who had initially probed the 2015 lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq, and a 20-year-old local man, Sumit Kumar, died of gunshot injuries on Monday as a rampaging mob protesting alleged illegal cow slaughter torched a police post in Bulandshahr and clashed with cops.

Raj is among nearly 90 people booked for rioting and violence.

The video, in which Raj chants 'Jai Shree Ram' and introduces himself as the Bulandshahr district convenor of the Bajrang Dal, has been played by several local news channels.