Mathura Clash : Prime accused Chandan Bose arrested


Lucknow: Chandan Bose, the prime accused in the Mathura violence case, has been arrested from the Basti district of Uttar Pradesh. He is accused of having shot dead policeman Santosh Yadav. Chandan Bose, stated to be the second in command of Ram Vriksh Yadav, was arrested this morning along with his wife by a police team of Mathura from Caithwalia village, Superintendent of Police Kripa Shankar Singh said. 

Ram Vriksh Yadav, the alleged leader of Azad Bharat Vidhik Vaicharik Kranti Satyagrahi, which was said to be behind the violence, had died in the clashes with police. Chandan is believed to the prime accused in the Mathura violence that left at least 29 people and two police officers dead on June 2.

The police had announced a reward of Rs. 5,000 each on any information that would lead to the arrest of the culprits, the IE had reported. Bose is a resident of Ludhiana in Punjab while Girish Yadav and Rakesh Gupta belong to the Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh. Akhilesh Yadav, chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, had ordered a probe into the clashes, while Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh was quoted by a news agency as saying that he had spoken to Akhilesh and reviewed the situation.