Bulandshahr violence: Bajrang Dal leader arrested for cop's murder, attack on police personnel
LUCKNOW: The police have made five arrests in connection with the violence and killing of two persons including a police official in Bulandshahr.
Those arrested include Ashish Chauhan, Devendra, Satish and Chaman among some others who have been detained.
Ashish Chauhan has links with Bajrang Dal. The main accused--Yogesh Raj, the convener of Bajrang Dal in the district, has not been arrested though there were unconfirmed reports earlier that he had been caught.
Raj is accused of inciting the mob that attacked the police outpost. It was on suspicion of cow slaughter that a strong mob had gathered, attacked police outpost & killed the official--Subodh Kumar Singh.
They had also looted Singh's weapon after the crime. Shockingly, the mob had turned so violent that they didn't allow the injured policeman to be taken to the hospital.
Earlier, the police had tried to control the angry mob. However, nearly 400 persons who were part of the mob turned violent. They were instigated by Bajrang Dal, VHP and local BJP leaders whose names have been included in the FIR.
Three of them have been arrested. The police have reportedly taken some others in custody as well. In all, 28 persons have been named in the FIR. Besides, 60 others have been made co-accused in the case.
Initial police probe has revealed that it was a planned attack, hundreds of people were brought and policemen were overpowered. It is suspected that the animal carcass might have been brought as part of conspiracy.
A Hindi TV news channel was spreading misinformation about a religious congregation in the same town for the last few days. A special investigation team (SIT) has been formed to conduct a probe in this regard.
Subodh Kumar Singh, an inspector, had earlier briefly investigated the murder of Akhlaq, father of an army man, who was lynched over suspicion of having beef in his fridge in Bisadha village in Dadri.