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Bulandshahr violence: Another wanted man surfaces in video

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A day after a activist appeared in a video claiming innocence in the Bulandshahr mob violence, another man wanted by police has surfaced in a similar manner.

In the video, local Shikhar Agarwal, who is also named in the FIR, is heard blaming slain for the violence which erupted around a police post over alleged cow slaughter.

Singh and 20-year-old were killed as a mob, which included right-wing activists, clashed with the police.

The video surfaced as met with Singh's family in

On Wednesday, a man identifying himself as Yogesh Raj, the convenor of Bajrang Dal's Bulandshahr unit, issued a video message claiming innocence.

Raj said he was no present at the site of the violence.

The Bajrang Dal's western unit had backed his claim of innocence, but also asked him to surrender before the police.

In the latest video, Agarwal, who is BJP's Syana unit youth wing president, claimed it was the who created tension by stopping him and others from taking some carcasses to the post for filing an FIR over the alleged cow slaughter.

In the latest video, Agarwal is heard claiming that Singh threatened to kill him and his aides.

Agarwal said he later told of Police about the threat.

The also accused Singh of being "corrupt" and "siding with the Muslim community" to perpetuate cow slaughter.

Both Agarwal and Yogesh are among the 27 people named in the FIR registered by police after the violence.

The FIR also mentioned 50-60 unidentified people.

The police have reported only four arrests so far.

Apart from the FIR over the mob violence, they have lodged another on the alleged cow slaughter.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 17:45 IST