Bulandshahr violence case: Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, accused of inciting mob that killed UP cop, released on bail

Yogesh Raj, the Bajrang Dal head for Bulandshahr district, was among those accused of inciting a mob of over 400 people to kill Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during the clashes which broke out over suspected cow slaughter

FP Staff September 25, 2019 21:50:20 IST
Bulandshahr violence case: Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, accused of inciting mob that killed UP cop, released on bail
  • The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Yogesh Raj, who is one of the main accused in the Bulandshahr mob violence case

  • Raj, then Bajrang Dal head for Bulandshahr district, was among those accused of inciting a mob of over 400 people to kill Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh

  • Inspector Subodh Kumar and a local youth were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr last year when a mob went on a rampage over allegations of illegal cow slaughter

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday granted bail to Yogesh Raj, a local Bajrang Dal leader, who is one of the main accused in the Bulandshahr mob violence case, reports said.

According to NDTV, Raj, then Bajrang Dal head for Bulandshahr district, was among those accused of inciting a mob of over 400 people to kill Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during the clashes which broke out over suspected cow slaughter.

Bulandshahr violence case Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj accused of inciting mob that killed UP cop released on bail

File image of Yogesh Raj, the key accused in the Bulandshahr violence case. News18

His release comes a month after five accused of sedition in the Bulandshahr violence were released on bail on 25 August. They were welcomed with chants of 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' and 'Jai Shri Ram' by their supporters outside the district jail.

Inspector Subodh Kumar and a local youth were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr last year when a mob went on a rampage over allegations of illegal cow slaughter.

Forty-four people had been sent to jail after sedition charges were slapped on them for instigating violence in Chingravathi area of Bulandshahr on 3 December last year.

The violence had erupted in the city after carcasses of around 25 cattle were found in the forests close to a police station. Locals had alleged the carcasses were of cows, slaughtered illegally.

With inputs from ANI

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