Bulandshahr: Man accused of inciting riots that killed cop wins panchayat polls

A MAN accused of orchestrating a riot over alleged cow slaughter in Bulandshahr in 2018, during which a police inspector was killed, is among the many winners within the panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh, the outcomes of which have been introduced on Monday.

Yogesh Kumar, a resident of Syana village, has been out on bail since 2019. In response to the outcomes introduced for Ward 5, Bulandshahr, Yogesh bought 10,352 of the 27,763 votes polled. He beat Nirdosh Chaudhary, who bought 8,269 votes.

“Up to now, I’ve been related to many social service organisations. There are a number of points which may solely be resolved with political will. These embrace problems with disabled folks, widows and even farmers. I’m grateful to the folks for electing me,” Yogesh stated after his win.

“My subsequent step might be Lok Sabha elections, which might be determined as per the ambiance,” he stated.

On allegations referring to his position within the 2018 riots, he stated, “I’m accused of violence and never homicide. Two folks died within the riots and my sympathies are with them.”

Yogesh was arrested by Bulandshahr Police in January 2019 for allegedly inciting rioters over alleged cow slaughter on December 3, 2018. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed by the protesting mob.

In March 2019, the SIT filed a chargesheet together with 3,000 pages from the case diary in reference to the FIR filed at Syana Police Station.

In response to the chargesheet, a number of telephone calls have been exchanged between Yogesh and different accused previous to the cow slaughter protest. The chargesheet alleged that Bajrang Dal activists led the mob after placing the cow carcass in a trolley in an try to trigger large-scale riots.

Yogesh was a Bajrang Dal activist on the time of the riots and at the moment the organisation has denied any hyperlinks with him.

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