The primary accused of the 2018 Bulandshahr violence, whereas on bail, was booked on Thursday for alleged assault and intimidation. Police mentioned Yogesh Raj, together with 5 accused, attacked a neighborhood man in his home for voting within the latest panchayat elections.
Yogesh had just lately gained the native gram panchayat election as an unbiased candidate.
“We have received information that there has been an attack in the village of Nayabans. Police were deployed and the law and order situation was brought under control, ”mentioned CO, Sayana, Alka. “Prima facie it seems that the strain stemmed from the panchayat elections. The aggrieved facet alleged that they had been attacked by a number of individuals. We are investigating; The arrest can be accordingly. “
Local residents mentioned that there was pressure between Yogesh and a few villagers, as some individuals prior to now accused him of not voting. The debate grew a lot that Yogesh allegedly entered the sufferer’s home and began assaulting her. In a video of the alleged incident, individuals will be seen crowding outdoors the sufferer’s home because the alleged assault happened.
Officials mentioned a case of assault, encroachment, non-willful tried homicide and intimidation have been registered within the FIR lodged in opposition to Yogesh and 5 others at Siana police station.
Yogesh was arrested by the Bulandshahr police on 3 December 2018 in January 2019 for inciting rioters over alleged cow slaughter.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS