Bajrang Dal has extended support to its arrested leader Yogesh Raj, who is the prime accused in the Bulandshahr violence case that left a police inspector and a civilian dead on 3 December. The right wing outfit is ensuring that he gets legal assistance to fight the case.

A panel of ten lawyers from Bulandshahr would be providing legal assistance to Yogesh Raj, said Bajrang Dal regional convener Balraj Singh Dunger. He was present in the CJM court on Thursday when Raj was produced there and was sent to 14 days’ judicial custody.

Dunger said Raj had spoken to him a day after the violence in Syana and briefed him about the incident that followed the alleged recovery of cow carcasses. “Raj is innocent,” he said, and added that he would be able to prove it. Dunger said Bajrang Dal was with Raj.

On December 3, large scale violence broke out after cow carcasses were allegedly found near Syana and people protested at the Chingawathi police station in Bulandshahar district alleging inaction. Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh and local youth Sumit Kumar were killed during the violence.

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Yogesh Raj, prime accused in the case registered by the police against 27 named and 60 unidentified persons, had been on the run ever since.

According to  Dungar, Raj was in Hardwar and Delhi all these days, until he was arrested on Wednesday night.

Meanwhile, police have recovered  Raj’s mobile phone from one of his friends in his native Nayabaans village though they could not find the SIM card which he had reportedly thrown away. Raj was taken to his village by a team of police after his arrest on Wednesday night.

Yogesh Raj’s arrest followed that of accused Prashant Nutt and Kalwa, who have been charged with attacking the police inspector. As many as 32 accused have been arrested in connection with the violence. They include Fauji Jeeto, who was initially projected as the person who shot SK Singh.