Bulandshahr violence accused, who was on the run, arrested

  • | Thursday | 10th January, 2019

Meerut: Shikhar Agarwal, BJP youth wing leader and one of the prime accused in Bulandshahr violence that led to the murder of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a youth Sumit Kumar, was arrested from Hapur early Thursday morning.Bulandshahr SP City Atul Kumar Srivastava said: "Agarwal was arrested by Bulandshahr police from Hapur in the early hours of Thursday." This led to a clash between agitated crowds and inadequate police force in which the Syana inspector and a youth were killed. Incidentally, the incident took place on the last day of Tabligi Iztema that witnessed a religious convention comprising 1.5 million Muslim devotees. "In all, 36 accused have been arrested now, including the key ones like Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, Prashant Natt, who allegedly shot dead the cop and Kalua, who had attacked the police officer with an axe. Soon after, members of some saffron groups joined villagers and carried the carcasses in tractor trolleys to stage protest in front of Chingrawati police post.

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