Court Allows Filing Sedition Charges Against 36 Accused in Bulandshahr Violence

An incident on December 3, 2018, made national headlines, in which 54-year-old police inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was allegedly lynched by a mob led by a Hindu Right-wing group who had gone on a rampage after a cow carcass was found in a sugarcane field near Mahav village in Siyana, Bulandshahr district.

Three years later, the court of the Additional District and Sessions Judge has allowed the police to book all 36 accused under Section 124A (sedition) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) in the incident, including the key accused, Yogesh Raj, a Bajrang Dal member who allegedly incited the mob for violence.

Additional sessions judge (ADJ) Vineeta Vimal, in her order, said, “It has been confirmed from the police investigation that the accused were part of an unruly mob with weapons. They arrived at the spot with an aim to disturb the peace. The court allows Section 124-A (sedition) in the charge sheet, and trial will take place accordingly.”

The orders were shared with all the accused who pleaded ‘not guilty’.

— source | Abdul Alim Jafri | 18 Mar 2022

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