Four persons were arrested on December 4, 2018, after police lodged an FIR against over two dozen people for rioting and murder in connection with the violence that broke out in Bulandshahr a day before.
As many as 27 people have been named in the FIR, registered around 3 am, while cases have been lodged against 50 to 60 unidentified people, an official said. On December 3, 2018, a mob rampaged through Bulandshahr against alleged cow slaughter, during which the police officer, an SHO, and a youth died.The police officer, SHO Subodh Kumar Singh, was the investigating officer in the Akhlaq lynching case that rocked the nation in the early days of the Modi government. Additional Director General (Meerut zone) Prashant Kumar had said that the protestors from Mahaw village and nearby areas pelted stones on police and indulged in arson, set ablaze several vehicles and Chingarwathi Police Chowki, after some body parts of cows were found in a jungle near the village, prompting the police to open fire. Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP), Bulandshahr, Krishna B. Singh said police were probing the matter and raids were being conducted to arrest the other accused. The accused have been booked under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code, 1860
(related to rioting), 332
(voluntarily causing hurt to deter public servant from his duty), 353
(assault or criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty),341
(wrongful restraint), 302
(attempt to murder), 436
(mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy house), among others.