UP: Man briefly arrested for Bulandshahr violence that led to cop’s killing wins panchayat poll

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UP: Man briefly arrested for Bulandshahr violence that led to cop’s killing wins panchayat poll

Noida (UP), May 3

Yogesh Raj, a former Bajrang Dal employee who was briefly arrested in reference to a mob violence that led to the killing of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in 2018 in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr, has received a panchayat poll within the district, an official stated on Monday.

“He had contested from ward number 5 for the panchayat polls and emerged as the winner among six candidates. His name on official records is mentioned as Yogesh Kumar,” a Bulandshahr administration official informed PTI.

The counting for the panchayat polls that had been held final month is over however the distribution of certificates to the winners is pending, the official added.

Yogesh Raj was the Bulandshahr unit convenor of the Bajrang Dal in 2018 when the mob violence occurred in Siyana space of the district on December 3 over alleged cow slaughter and he was arrested on January 3, 2019, in accordance to the police.

He was among the many 80 individuals — 27 named and relaxation unidentified—who had been booked by the police over the case however his title was dropped within the cost sheet filed within the court docket by a particular investigation workforce (SIT) shaped to probe the matter.

“He is no longer an office-bearer or member of our group,” Bajrang Dal’s western Uttar Pradesh unit co-convenor Praveen Bhati informed PTI.

Bhati stated no member of the Bajrang Dal or its dad or mum physique Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) can contest such elections.

Inspector Singh, who was the in-charge of the native Siyana police station, and a 20-year-old civilian Sumit Singh had been killed within the December 3 violence, which was allegedly instigated by Yogesh Raj.

An FIR was later lodged on the Siyana police station in opposition to round 80 individuals for homicide, homicide try, rioting, sedition, damaging public property, amongst different expenses.

The sedition cost was ultimately dropped within the case, in accordance to individuals privy to the matter.

Besides Yogesh Raj, these booked had been Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha’s Siyana unit head Shikhar Agarwal, Army jawan Jeetender Malik, and Kalua, who had first attacked the inspector, surrounded by 5 to six males. PTI 

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