Lucknow: Five more persons were arrested on Friday for their alleged involvement in the mob violence in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr earlier this week, police said.
The number of persons arrested has now gone up to nine even as the main accused Yogesh Raj still remains at large.
Inspector General (Crime) S.K. Bhagat said five persons have been arrested on the basis of video footage and an identification done by local residents.
He also said the name of a certain Jeetu Fauji has also cropped up during the investigation.
Fauji is said to be working with the Border Security Force (BSF) and is posted in the Kargil sector.
A team of police has left for Jammu to arrest him, the officer said while also clarifying that his exact role and complicity in the mob violence, which left two persons including a police inspector dead, will be clear after the probe by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).
Meanwhile, ADG (Intelligence) S.B. Shiradkar, who was sent to Bulandshahr specially by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in the aftermath of the violence, submitted his report to DGP O.P. Singh on Friday.
Officials told IANS that the report would be submitted to CM Adityanath when he comes back to the state capital from New Delhi on Saturday.