Slain UP cop's wife visits Kunda for the first time after his murder

Last Updated: Sun, Mar 31, 2013 17:13 hrs

Parveen Azad, the wife of murdered Uttar Pradesh policeman Zia-ul-Haque, visited Kunda on Sunday, her first visit to the village since the killing of her husband allegedly by former state minister Raja Bhaiya.

Azad, a police officer herself visited the house where her husband, the Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Kunda, used to live to collect his belongings.

Azad asserted that come what may, she will continue to fight for justice, saying, "It does not matter if the guilty is a King or a commoner, he should be punished...I will continue to fight, I will not stop."

Asked about the pace of the investigations which have been handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), she said, "So far I am satisfied, but if there are delays and deviations then I will not sit quiet."

The CBI on Saturday questioned the cousin of former Uttar Pradesh minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya in connection with the killing of Zia-ul-Haque.

Member of State Legislative Council Akshay Pratap Singh, a cousin of the UP strongman, was questioned in detail about his whereabouts on the day of the murders of Haque, Balipur village head Nanhe Yadav and his brother Suresh, reports said.

The CBI is investigating the murders of the three men allegedly killed by Raja Bhaiya's men during violence arising over a land dispute on March 2,

The probe agency has already named Raja Bhaiya and four others in one of its four FIRs.

Raja Bhaiya had resigned after he was booked in the killing of the Deputy Superintendent of Police. However, he has denied the charges connecting him to the murder.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had said: "Whichever minister has been involved in wrongdoing, we will definitely order an enquiry."

The police, however, has not questioned or arrested Raja Bhaiya so far.

The autopsy report of Zia-ul-Haque 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.

The CBI recently recovered a blood-stained wooden rod and ammunition belt with six live cartridges in connection with the case.

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

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