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Bulandshahr Violence: BJP Youth Wing Leader Shikhar Agarwal Arrested

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| January 10 , 2019 , 13:05 IST

Uttar Pradesh police arrested BJP Youth Wing leader  Shikhar Agarwal in Hapur on Thursday.

He was one of the prime accused in the violence that shocked the entire nation last month which led to the murder of police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and a civilian Sumit Kumar.

Both were killed by gunshots during the mob violence on December 3.

Agarwal is the president of BJP’s youth wing in Syana and had been absconding since December 3 after his name was included in the FIR against 87 men out of which 27 were named for the violence.

According to media reports, Agarwal was allegedly involved in provoking the crowd after cow carcasses were found in the nearby field.

Superintendent of Police (city) of Bulsndshahr Atul Kumar Srivastava said that "Shikhar was arrested on Thursday from Hapur and was taken to Syana Kotwali for further interrogation. He would be presented before the court after interrogation.”

Shikhar was one of the prime accused in Bulandshahr violence case. Police have arrested 36 accused in the case and 50 are still at large. Sumit Kumar who was killed in the violence had also been named in the FIR, Srivastava added.

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Police had earlier arrested another prime accused Yogesh Raj, district coordinator of Bajrang Dal, and Pawan Kumar who is associated with RSS, in connection with the violence.

The cops had earlier arrested Jeetu Fauji, a soldier from Jammu and Kashmir, for his alleged involvement in Bulandshahr violence but later admitted that they did not have enough proof against him.