In a shocking incident in the state of Uttar Pradesh, riot-accused men received a hero's welcome. In Bulanshahr district of Uttar Pradesh, 6 men accused of invoking violence in December 2018 were released on bail, after which they received a hero's welcome outside the jail. The men are accused of violence in Bulandshahr in 2018 when a Police officer was killed. On Sunday, when they were released, the video clip from the location show that amid chants of Vande Mataram and Jai Shri Ram, the accused were garlanded. On December 3, a mob rampaged through a Bulandshahr neighbourhood against alleged cow slaughter, during which the police officer, an SHO, and a youth died.
In a video shared by news agency ANI on Twitter, the key accused Shikhar Agarwal and Jeetu Fauji can be seen being welcomed by their supporters amid cheers. The Viral video also shows them garlanding the accused and taking turns to take photos and selfies with the accused. Shikhar Agarwal, a BJP Youth Wing leader and five others were granted bail by the chief judicial magistrate recently. On December 3, inspector Subodh Kumar Singh was killed in mob violence after cattle carcasses were allegedly found near Mahaw village where lakhs of people had gathered for a 'Tabligi Ijtema'. Bajrang Dal leader Yogesh Raj, the main accused in the killing of the policeman was arrested from Khurja on January 3 a few days after he had gone into hiding.
However, the UP government said that it is not a big deal. Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya said: "Opposition does not have an issue, therefore they are raising these issues. If they have gone to jail and when they return if someone is welcomes then there is nothing in it, neither is BJP connected to it. We should not make a mountain of a mole hill. " Slamming the government, Congress' PL Punia said: "Law and order has deteriorated in UP. These incidents will not solve the situation ever." The JDU also slammed the Yogi government on Monday. Pavan Varma, JDU leader said: "I have no objection if alleged criminals are released on bail and they are welcomed by their supporters. But I object that raising the slogans of Rama and Bharat Mata to welcome these alleged criminals.