Bulandshahr violence and Inspector Murder Case: Main Accused Yogesh Raj Arrested

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Bulandshahr violence and Inspector Murder Case: Main Accused Yogesh Raj Arrested

LUCKNOW: Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, the main accused in the killing of a policeman during mob violence over alleged cow slaughter in UP's Bulandshahr, was arrested on Thursday after three days of the murder.Bulandshahr is on the edge Monday after violence erupted over the alleged cow slaughter.

Yogesh Raj, who was absconding since Monday, issued a video message on December 5 claiming innocence, saying he was not present at the site.In a video message circulated on television channels and social media, Raj said he wasn’t a witness to the alleged slaughter of cows that sparked the violence on Monday. Raj claimed he reached the village of Mahaw, where the alleged slaughter took place, after receiving information from his associates, raising questions about the authenticity of a first information report or FIR purportedly filed by him in the cow slaughter case.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who had initially probed the 2015 lynching of Mohammed Akhlaq in Dadri, and 20-year-old Sumit Kumar died of gunshot injuries in the attack.