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Bulandshahr violence: Key suspect Shikhar Agarwal arrested, say police

Press Trust of India  |  Meerut (UP) 

member Shikhar Agarwal, a key suspect in the mob violence in Bulandshahr last month, was arrested early Thursday, police said.

Agarwal was held from the adjoining district by the Bulandshahr police, a said.

"He was arrested this morning. We are interrogating him and will produce him in the local court later today," of Police (Bulandhshahr city) told

Police Subodh Kumar Singh, 44, and civilian Sumit Kumar, 20, were shot dead during the mob violence in Bulandshahr's Siyana on December 3.

An FIR against 27 named people and 50 to 60 unidentified people was registered at the for the violence that was witnessed at post after cattle carcasses were found strewn outside nearby Mahaw village.

On January 3, the police had arrested Yogesh Raj, also a key suspect in the case.

A separate FIR was lodged by the police for cow slaughter on a complaint by

So far, over 35 people have been arrested in connection with the violence, including Army jawan Jeetender Malik, who allegedly shot the dead and Kalua who had attacked him with an axe, the police said.

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First Published: Thu, January 10 2019. 11:30 IST