Nearly a week after Army jawan Jeetendra Malik aka Jeetu Fauji was sent to 14-days judicial custody, four other accused have been arrested for their alleged involvement into the Bulandshahr violence case on Saturday. 17 persons have been arrested in connection to case so far.
"Four accused in Bulandshahr violence case have been arrested today. 13 accused were earlier arrested in the case," the news agency ANI reported.
Four accused in #Bulandshahr violence case have been arrested today. 13 accused were earlier arrested in the case— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 15, 2018
Early on Thursday, a local court issued a non-bailable warrant against all the accused, including main conspirator Yogesh Raj, the district convener of Bajrang Dal, in the Bulandshahr violence case.
Apart from Yogesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Syana youth wing city president Shikhar Agarwal, Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) activist Upendra Raghav and Rajkumar, former head of Mahav village are among other accused named in the FIR.
The suspects have been charged under the Indian Penal Code (IPC) with unlawful assembly, rioting, being armed with deadly weapons, attempt to murder, and murder, among others.
On December 3, a mob of some 400 people rampaged through a village in Bulandshahr district apparently after cow carcasses were found in a jungle nearby. During the violence, Shyana police station SHO Subodh Kumar Singh and a 20-year-old man died of gunshot wounds.
Singh went for a search operation following specific inputs about stone pelting in the region and fell unconscious after a stone hit his head. While being rushed to the hospital an angry mob again attacked his vehicle. While other policemen in the jeep fled the spot, Singh was allegedly shot dead by Army jawan Fauji.