Bulandshahr: An accused in murder case of Inspector Subodh Singh in Bulandshahr violence case was arrested by Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday. Shikhar Aggarwal, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, was taken into custody in Hapur district.

“He was arrested this morning. We are interrogating him and produce him in the local court later today,” Additional Superintendent of Police (Bulandhshahr city) Atul Kumar Srivastava told PTI.

In December, a key accused in the mob violence case, Yogesh Raj, who is the local convenor of Bajrang Dal, was arrested. He was on the run ever since the violence broke out in Siyana tehsil of the district on December 3, 2018.

Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and civilian Sumit Kumar of Chingrawathi village were killed in the mob violence that broke out after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside a village.

Twenty-seven people were named in the FIR, while 50 to 60 unidentified people were booked under Indian Penal Code 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).

So far, over 35 people have been arrested in connection with the violence, including Army jawan Jeetender Malik and Prashant Nat who allegedly shot the inspector dead. An accused identified as Kalua has also been taken into custody. He had attacked the inspector with an axe.