In a recent development, the main accused of mob violence in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, Yogesh Raj was arrested late Wednesday. Raj is reported to be a local Bajrang Dal leader. The SSP is likely to hold a press conference later on Thursday over the arrest of Yogesh Raj.
"Yes, Yogesh Raj has been arrested. He is undergoing medical examination and would be produced in the local court later today for legal proceedings," Circle Officer (Siyana) Raghvendra Kumar Mishra said Thursday morning.
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Earlier on Wednesday, Satish and Vineet, accused of violence, along with Azhar, accused in the cow slaughtering case, had surrendered in the local court in Bulandshahr.
The police on Tuesday had arrested a man who allegedly attacked Police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh with an axe, before he was shot during mob violence in Bulandshahr. The police had also recovered an axe from the possession of the accused.
"During interrogation it was revealed that he was the person who attacked Inspector Subodh Kumar with an axe. The axe has been recovered from his possession; other accused persons will be arrested shortly," Atul Kumar Srivastava, Additional SP City, Bulandshahr, had said.
An FIR against 27 named people and 50-60 unidentified people was registered at the Siyana police station for the violence at the Chingrawathi police post after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside nearby Mahaw village.
One of the main suspects among the 27 named in the FIR, local Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, was however still at large, while an Army jawan, Jitendra Malik, had been arrested and remanded in custody.
Earlier in December, the police had claimed to have arrested the man who allegedly shot Subodh Kumar Singh dead during the Bulandshahr violence.
Five people were arrested on December 18 for their alleged roles in the mob violence and the cow-slaughtering cases.
Three of them - Nadeem, Raees and Kaala were arrested for their alleged involvement in the cow-slaughtering case, while two accused were nabbed by the state special task force (STF) for the subsequent violence after cow carcasses were found in a field. The inspector and a youth had died during the violence.