CBI names Raja Bhaiya in UP cop murder case

Last Updated: Thu, Mar 07, 2013 11:39 hrs

Kunda: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday named former UP minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya and four others in connection with the killing of the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Zia-ul-Haq, media reports said.

The CBI registered four different cases in connection to the killing of DSP Zia-ul-Haque, Balipur village head Nanhe Yadav and his brother at Pratapgarh district in Uttar Pradesh last week, reports said on Thursday.

The FIR registered by the CBI names Om Srivastava, Gulshan Yadav, Guddu Singh and Rohit Singh, besides Raja Bhaiyya, Zee news reported.

However, it is still unclear as to when the central probe agency will arrest Raja Bhaiya or summon him for questioning in the case, the report said.

A ten-member team of the CBI today left for Pratapgarh’s Kunda to continue its probe into the case.

Following a request from the Uttar Pradesh government, the Centre on Thursday handed over to the CBI the probe into the killings of Zia-ul-Haque and two others in the state last week.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday ordered a CBI inquiry into the killing of Zia-ul-Haque.

Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday visited the family of slain village head Nanhe Yadav at Kunda town in Uttar Pradesh and said people involved in the conspiracy will not be spared.

Zia-ul-Haque along with Gram Pradhan of Balipur village Nanhe Yadav and his brother were killed on Saturday.

Uttar Pradesh Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya on Monday resigned after he was booked a day ago in the killing of the Deputy Superintendent of Police.

Akhilesh Yadav told NDTV: "Whichever minister has been involved in wrongdoing, we will definitely order an enquiry."

Meanwhile, the autopsy report of Zia-ul-Haque has revealed that the cop, who went to probe into the murder of Pradhan (village headman) and his brother in the Kunda village was beaten and dragged along the ground before being shot dead, the Uttar Pradesh police said. He had severe injuries on his legs and head.

It is also not clear whether the bullet that killed the cop was shot from his own revolver as it is missing along with the bullet that killed him.

The autopsy report revealed that his body was marked by "lacerated wounds and abrasions" and that he died of "hemorrhage and shock" from a gunshot wound to the right of his chest, said reports.

According to allegations, the four men accused of dragging and killing the slain cop were men of Raja Bhaiya.

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