Cops arrest prime accused in Bulandshahr violence in UP

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Bulandshahr (Uttar Pradesh): The Uttar Pradesh police have arrested prime accused Yogesh Raj in Bulandshahr violence case on Thursday.

Yogesh was absconding for the past couple of weeks. Yogesh was nabbed by the police with the help from local leaders of the region, sources said.

Reports said Yogesh who is the Bulandshahr district convenor of the Bajrang Dal, the youth wing of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad, had earlier released a video refuting allegations about his involvement in the incident.

It may be recalled that on December 3 last year Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and Sumit, a local was killed in a mob violence in Bulandshahr.

The violence occurred after carcasses of 25 cattle were found in forests close to a police post. Locals had alleged that the carcasses found were of cows which were slaughtered illegally.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has formed a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to conduct an investigation into the violence.

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