Almost a year after a cop was killed in violence over alleged illegal cow slaughter in Bulandshahr, one of the main conspirators in has been granted bail. Yogesh Raj, a local leader of the Bajrang Dal, is one of the main accused in the killing of inspector Subodh Kumar Singh.
Subodh Kumar Singh was killed in December 2018 in mob violence that erupted after carcasses were found near Mahaw village.
Shikhar Agarwal, one of the accused and former BJP Yuva Morcha worker, is already out on bail. The case is being probed by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Uttar Pradesh police.
The development comes days after several persons accused of killing the inspector were given a hero's welcome by their supporters when they came out on bail. The matter came to light after a video of the 'party' was shared on the social media on Sunday night.
The family of the slain police officer had that the accused be sent back behind bars, days after they came out on bail to a hero's welcome by their supporters.
The demand came after a video surfaced which showed two of the accused - Shikhar Agarwal and Jeetu Fauji - being garlanded by their supporters amidst cheers and sloganeering in what appear to be a festive atmosphere.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya had told reporters that his party or government had nothing to do with the incident.
Soon after the violence, police booked 27 named and more than 60 unnamed in the violence under more than a dozen IPC sections including 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 395 (dacoity), 333 (grievous hurt to public servant), 124 A (sedition) etc.