The West Bengal CID team that arrived in Uttar Pradesh late on Friday evening to arrest Yogesh Varshney, was taken hostage and assaulted by a mob of angry BJP workers and locals of Aligarh.
Yogesh, former Mandal President of Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha (BJYM), had announced a reward of Rs 11 lakh for beheading West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee in 2017.
Meanwhile the BJYM leader Yogesh said that this action was taken after the police officials showed indecency towards women of his family and assaulted them when only his sister was at home.
As soon as the young BJP workers came to know about this, they reached Yogesh’s house. Later on, there was a scuffle and a fight between the BJP workers and the West Bengal police team.
Following the scuffle, the MPs and MLAs somehow pacified the people and assured them that Yogesh would not be allowed to be taken to the West Bengal Police at any cost.
The local UP Police somehow saved the policemen of West Bengal and took them away from the spot.
According to the information, the matter is of August 2017 when Hindu Jagran Manch workers were lathi-charged while taking out a procession on the day of Hanuman Jayanti in Virbhumi district of West Bengal but the WB police had came to arrest Yogesh now, 4 years later.
In a video of the incident that surfaced on social media, when the WB police officers were being led out of the house, a member from the crowd is heard shouting ‘Khela kar denge’.