Meerut (UP), Jan. 10 -- Police on Thursday arrested an absconding Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM) local leader accused of instigating a mob in Bulandshahr that turned violent resulting in a police inspector and a civilian being killed last month.

Shikhar Agarwal alias Shekhar, 25, had been on the run for nearly 40 days and was held at 7.20 am near a flyover in adjoining Hapur district by the Bulandshahr police, a senior police official said.

"We are interrogating him and gathering information to proceed further in the case. He will be produced in the local court later today," Additional Superintendent of Police (Bulandhshahr city) Atul Kumar Srivastava told PTI.

With his arrest, the number of accused held for the December 3 violenc...