Uttar Pradesh: West Bengal CID team arrived to arrest Aligarh BJYM leader locked and beaten up

News Desk: The four member CID team of West Bengal who arrived Uttar Pradesh to arrest Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) leader Yogesh Varshney, on Friday, was locked up in a room and beaten up all night by BJP members. Later on, they were rescued by the local police.

The officers, in a video on social media, were seen being led out of the house and a member from the crowd was heard shouting ‘Khela Kar Denge’.

Reactions of the Aligarh Police

The Aligarh Police said “In the course of the investigation, the Bengal Police Station reached the Gandhipark area, there was a rift with the team of the local people – the local people accused the team of misbehavior – the situation was pacified by the officials immediately on the spot, no arrest was made by the West Bengal Police”

Actual incident as per a local report

“The four member CID team, including SI Suvasish Dutt and constable Alamgir arrived in Aligarh late Friday evening with the arrest warrant against BJYM leader Yogesh Varshney.

The cops arrived at Gandhipark police station first. At around 7.30 pm, the team arrived at Yogesh’s house, accompanied by Gandhipark outpost in-charge Sandeep Kumar and a constable. The outpost in charge and the constable stopped at the door outside. Policemen who came from West Bengal, entered the house and enquired about Yogesh.

Yogesh was not at home at that time. While searching the house, the police officers got into a scuffle with Yogesh’s family members. It is believed that they also misbehaved with the ladies of the house. On hearing the family member’s screams, people from the neighbourhood collected. The information reached Yogesh Varshney, who in turn informed his party members. The latter then reached Yogesh’s house in large numbers and locked the WB police officers in the house. The officers were reportedly beaten and the warrant and their identity cards were also snatched from them.

Ultimately local police intervened and rescued the CID team for the BJP leaders’ house”

Why CID went to Aligarh to arrest Yogesh Varshney?

The CID had reached to arrest the BJP leader as they allege that the BJP’s youth wing had announced a bounty of Rs 11 lakh for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s head in the year 2017.

They said “BJP’s youth wing had announced a bounty of Rs 11 lakh for West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s head in the year 2017”

“This happened after the Bengal police used batons to disperse a rally in Birbhum district for raising Jai Shri Ram slogans on Hanuman Jayanti” they added.