Bulandshahr Case: Accused BJP Youth Leader Shikhar Agarwal Held

Shikhar Agarwal was reportedly arrested by the Jehangirabad police in Hapur on Thursday.

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Shikhar Agarwal, a BJP youth wing leader and a prime accused in the Bulandshahr violence was arrested on 10 January.

Shikhar Agarwal, a Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) youth wing leader and one of the prime accused in the murder of Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh in the Bulandshahr violence on 3 December was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh (UP) police on Thursday, 10 January, ANI reported.

According to The Times of India (TOI) Agarwal was reportedly arrested by the Jehangirabad police in Hapur on Thursday.

Over 35 people arrests have been made so far in the case, including other prime accused Yogesh Raj and Prashant Nutt, PTI reported.

The unrest led to the death of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar as mob violence broke out after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

While Nutt was arrested for the murder of inspector Subodh Kumar, Yogesh Raj, the local convenor of Bajrang Dal, was arrested for instigating mob violence.

Twenty-seven people were named in the FIR, while 50 to 60 unidentified people were booked under IPC Sections 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house, etc), 307 (attempt to murder), 302 (murder), 124A (sedition), 147, 148, 149 (related to rioting), 332, 33, 353 (related to voluntary assault on public servant to obstruct them from performing their duty), 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others), PTI reported.

They were also booked for destroying public property, among others.

(With inputs from TOI and PTI)

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