A day after six people were detained for the alleged lynching of a youth for smuggling cattle in Lavasa village of Sirmaur district, the police on Sunday arrested the main accused of the case.
“On the basis of electronic evidences and investigations done so far, we have made the first arrest in the case. The special investigating unit (SIU), with the help of cyber informatics, arrested the accused,” said Sirmaur superintendent of police Soumya Sambasivan. She added that the details of the accused had been kept secret as the investigation was still going on.
According to the police source the accused was the driver of the vehicle that had intercepted the truck being used for the cattle smuggling.
“The police gathered clues from photographs posted on social networking site,” a police official said.
Meanwhile, the police have deployed force at Lavasa village to avoid an untoward incident. Besides, the police have also sent a team to Saharanpur area of Uttar Pradesh, the native village of deceased (Noman), to verify his antecedents. The police have already registered a murder case against unidentified persons.
“Security in Lavasa village has been beefed up and vehicles crossing the interstate border at Paonta Sahib are being checked, the SP said, adding that the situation was under control.