National Security Act invoked against 7 accused in Bulandshahr violence case

National Security Act invoked against 7 accused in Bulandshahr violence case


The National Security Act (NSA) has been invoked against seven accused over the Bulandshahr  violence that left two dead, including a police officer, on December 3. 

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Charred vehicles that were burnt by the mob during clashes in Bulandshahr on December 3. (Image: Reuters)

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The stringent National Security Act has been invoked against 7 accused in the Bulandshahr violence case
  • Police has arrested 36 people so far
  • A rampaging mob had killed 2 in Bulandshahr on Dec 3, over alleged cow slaughter

The National Security Act (NSA) has been invoked against seven accused over the Bulandshahr violence that left two dead, including a police officer, on December 3.

On January 10, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a local BJP youth wing leader, Sikhar Agarwal for instigating the mob in Bulandshahr on December 3, that led to the killings.

A total of 36 people, including Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, has been arrested in the case so far.

On December 3, 2018, mob violence had broken out in Siyana tehsil of Bulandshahr after cattle carcasses were found strewn in the fields outside Mahaw village.

Police Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh (44) and Sumit Kumar, (20) were shot dead during the violence, after which an FIR was registered at the Siyana police station in which around 80 people were accused.

(With PTI inputs)

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