Two close confidants of former Uttar Pradesh Minister and Kunda MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh were on Tuesday questioned by a CBI team, which is probing the murder of DSP Zia-ul-Haque and two others.

Raja Bhaiya’s representative Hariom and his driver Rohit were questioned by the agency, the sources said.

Besides, Chairman of Kunda Nagar Panchayat, Gulshan Yadav, was again called for questioning by the CBI team.

On the fateful day, Hariom and Gulshan had rushed the Balipur village head, Nanhey Yadav, to hospital after he was shot and had also brought his body back to the village, sources said.

Sources did not rule out questioning of Raja Bhaiya, as barring the former controversial minister, all the other accused in the DSP murder case including Rohit, Hariom and Gulshan have been called and questioned by the probe team.

Haq was shot dead in Balipur village, 75 km west of Pratapgarh district headquarters, on March 2.

After the murder of Nanhe Yadav, the Kunda circle officer had rushed to the village and was killed by a mob.

Nanhey’s brother, Suresh, was also killed.

After his name figured in the case, Raja Bhaiya had to resign from the ministry and the case was handed over to the CBI based on the demand from the slain officer’s widow.