Junaid Khan was killed onboard a Delhi-Mathura train. file pic
Junaid Khan was killed onboard a Delhi-Mathura train. file pic

The prime accu­sed in the killing of Muslim youth Junaid Khan onboard a Mathura-bound train was on Saturday arrested from Dhule district of Maharashtra, the police said.

The lynching on June 22 had triggered a nationwide outrage. A statement released by the Government Railway Police (GRP) said that a team was sent to Dhule following on a tip-off that the accused was hiding there. "He was arrested and would be produced before a court tomorrow," it said.

"The identity of the accused, who has been nabbed from Sakri in Dhule, is not being disclosed keeping in mind the legal process," SP (GRP) Kamal­deep Goyal said.

The police had earlier arrested five people, including a Delhi government emplo­yee in connection with the killing of Junaid between Ballabgarh and Mathura stations onboard a Delhi-Mathura passenger train. Junaid’s brothers, Hashim and Sakir, were also injured by the mob.

5 No. of accused held so far in the Junaid lynching case