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Key Bulandshahr accused Yogesh Raj arrested: Police

Meerut: Yogesh Raj, a key accused in the mob violence in Bulandshahr in which a police inspector and a civilian were killed, has been arrested, police said Thursday.

Raj, the local convenor of Bajrang Dal, was on the run ever since the violence broke out in Siyana tehsil of the district on December 3, 2018.

He was arrested around 11.30 pm on Wednesday from the Khurja T-point on National Highway 91, the police said.

The Bajrang Dal said it stood by Raj and would provide him legal aid. On Wednesday, Satish and Vineet, accused of violence, and Azhar, accused in the cow slaughtering case, had surrendered in the local court in Bulandshahr.

An official said the police were gathering evidence related to their involvement in the cases and legal proceedings were underway.

"Yes, Yogesh Raj has been arrested. He is undergoing medical examination and would be produced in the local court later today for legal proceedings," Circle Officer (Siyana) Raghvendra Kumar Mishra said on Thursday morning.

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