Bulandsher: In a latest development, three people were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the mob violence over alleged cow slaughter in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr that killed a police officer and a civilian.
Two other were arrested for playing role in the violence but the main accused in the killing of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh is still roaming free.
Those arrested on Tuesday were identified as Nadeem, Raees and Kala. As per reports the trio was part of a gang that hunted cows and shot them with a double-barreled gun and then slaughter it.
Significantly, none of these names were in the original complaint of cow slaughter filed by Yogesh Raj, the Bajrang Dal leader who is the main accused in the killing of inspector Singh.
On December 3, the violence started over cow carcasses found scattered in a forest. The police officer was cornered in a field, attacked with a stone and finally shot dead.
Yogesh Raj and another accused Shikhar Agrawal, a leader of the BJP Yuva Morcha in the area, have been missing since the incident.
Yogesh Raj even posted a video claiming he is innocent. Shikhar Aggarwal gave an interview to a news channel, but the police have not been able to track down either of them.
The police so far have named 27 people in the FIR and cases have been filed against another 50-60 unidentified persons for violence.