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Yogesh Raj blamed for Bulandshahr violence, on the run

IANS  |  Lucknow 

The Police on Tuesday said that the main conspirator behind the mob violence in which left a and a young man dead was a Yogesh Raj, who is on the run.

Although the police refused to identity who Yogesh Raj was, informed sources said he was a activist who was part of a mob that attacked on Monday, killing him instantly.

The was hit by blunt object and was also shot dead when he tried to reason with activists blocking a busy road with carcasses of animals they claimed were of cows.

(Law and Order) told the media here that "no action will be taken against any policemen till the probe into the incident is completed".

He also dismissed as speculation reports of intelligence failure as "premature" and said everyone should wait for the probe to conclude before arriving at any conclusion.

The has formed a special investigation team (SIT) to probe the violence, the circumstances leading to it and to identify the people and organisations involved in the mayhem.

The said that a .32 bore bullet was found lodged in the

He said a bullet had also been recovered from the body of the dead youth, Sumit, but added that only an autopsy would confirm further details.

The senior parried questions about the political links of the three key accused who are also said to include an activist each from the BJP and the Vishwa Hindu Parishad.

"I am not aware of any linkages as yet. But yes, Yogesh Raj is the main conspirator in the whole case," he said, adding that he was yet to be arrested.

The police were raiding several places to nab the accused, the said.



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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 14:32 IST