Lucknow, September 25: Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, the prime suspect in the killing of police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh during mob violence in December in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr, was granted bail by the Allahabad High Court today. Another accused and former Bharatiya Janata Party Yuva Morcha worker Shikhar Agarwal, is already out on bail. VHP leader Upendra Raghav is also among accused. SIT Chargesheets Bajrang Dal Leader Yogesh Raj, BJP Leader Shikhar Agarwal and VHP Leader Upendra Raghav for Inciting Mob and Arson.
Earlier, Shikhar Agarwal and five other accused were given a rousing welcome when they were released from prison on bail last month. Violence had erupted after cow carcasses were found in a field near Mahaw village in Bulandshahar in December last year. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh, who was trying to control the violent mob, was wounded in the head with a stone. As his driver bundled him into his SUV and tried to take him to the hospital, the mob followed the car. Bulandshahr Violence: UP Police Recovers Subodh Kumar's Mobile From Accused Prashant Natt's House, Wife Cries Foul.
The mob cornered the SUV in a field and shot the police officer. Singh died of a bullet wound below his left eyebrow, confirmed the autopsy report. A protestor, Sumit, also died on bullet injury. A Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Uttar Pradesh Police investigated the case and chargesheeted Yogesh Raj, Shikhar Agarwal, Upendra Raghav and army man named Jeetu for attempt to murder, inciting violence, arson, damaging public property etc. along with 30 others.
Another prime accused in the murder, Kalau, was arrested for allegedly hitting Singh on his head with an axe. The police had recovered the axe. One Prashant Nat is accused of shooting the Inspector after he fell injured. Senior Superintendent of Police Prabhakar Chowdhary had said that Kalau revealed that the Inspector was first hit on his head by an axe and then shot.