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Updated: March 8, 2013 20:24 IST

DSP murder case: CBI team starts probe in Kunda

Omar Rashid
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People take part in a candle light vigil for the slain Kunda DSP Zia-ul-Haq in Allahabad. File photo
People take part in a candle light vigil for the slain Kunda DSP Zia-ul-Haq in Allahabad. File photo

A 10-member Special Crime Investigative unit of the CBI reached Kunda tehsil in Pratapgarh district on Friday to probe Saturday's killing of a village pradhan, his brother and DSP Zia-ul-Haq.

The CBI took over the case on recommendation of the Uttar Pradesh government after the demand was made by the slain DSP's wife Parveen.

The CBI on Thursday filed file four FIRs in the case, in which 23 persons, including Kunda MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya, have been named as accused.

Mr.Singh and four others, Gulshan Yadav, Hari Om Srivastava, Rohit Singh and Sanjay Singh have been booked under various sections of the IPC, including murder (302), criminal conspiracy (120b), rioting and intentional insult to provoke violence (504).

Out of the four FIRs, two pertain to the killing of the DSP and rioting in the village.

The other two cases concern the murder of the village pradhan Nanhe Yadav and his brother Suresh, in which four persons have been named accused.

The team, led by DIG Anurag Garg and accompanied by forensic experts, visited the crime scene in Ballipur village and the Hathgawan police station, sources said.

However, the officers were tight lipped on the investigation.

Inspector General of Police Allahabad Range, Alok Sharma said he had handed over all the evidences, general diaries and investigation reports to the CBI team.

Superintendent of Police Pratapgarh, L.R Kumar confirmed that the CBI probed both police officials and eyewitnesses to reconstuct the sequence of events.

The CBI also seeked details of call records of the accused to get their location at the time of the incident.

There were speculations that the CBI team could call for a second post-mortem of DSP Haque but there were no reports of it till Friday evening. The deceased officer's uncle Phul Mohammed said since their demand of CBI probe was accepted the family would not press for a second post-mortem.

Ms Parveen had dismissed the first post-mortem report contending that her husband was shot thrice and not once as claimed in the report.

She later retracked from her comments but demanded a copy of the film shot during thr post-mortem examination.

The state police have already booked Raghuraj Singh on charges of criminal conspiracy after Ms Parveen alleged that her husband was killed at the behest of the MLA. Mr. Singh resigned as UP Food and Supply minister after he was made an accused in the case.

The CBI will look to seek custody of the two accused arrested by the state police so far, Rajeev Singh and Sanjay Singh alias Guddu Singh. Guddu Singh, a close aide of the MLA, has also been booked in the murder of the pradhan's brother.

The DSP's missing mobile and service revolver, and the bullet that killed him are yet to be retrieved. It is also not clear whether the pradhan's brother died first or the DSP. The police has clarified that Suresh Yadav was shot buy a 12 bore weapon, and the shots were not fired by their personnel.

The CBI is already probing two cases against Mr. Raghuraj Singh, referred to it by the state government.

Investigation of this murder case and finalising the report is litmus
test to the integrity of the CBI. Let us watch this with a ray of hope.

from:  Satyanarayana
Posted on: Mar 9, 2013 at 19:51 IST

In another article in this newspaper from a few days ago, Mr. Raghuraj
Pratap Singh is quoted as saying he was not afraid of going to jail
(jail se darta nahin hoon).
This is exactly what is wrong with our country. In what land are
people proud to go to jail? It's just exasperating that the mark of a
'true' leader in many parts of the country is that he or she should
have gone to jail. Never mind that jail means not just for standing up
to the establishment but for rape, murder, arson, you name it.

from:  Rahul Garg
Posted on: Mar 9, 2013 at 01:04 IST

Raja Bhaiya already has criminal cases pending against him.

from:  seetharaman
Posted on: Mar 8, 2013 at 22:30 IST

criminals in crowd dare to kill an police officer because they know that
they have back of politician with criminal background.So unless
different parties halt from giving ticket or offering them powerful
position in cabinet, the situation on ground will not change. So all
parties need to draw lesson from this incident....

from:  anoop kumar bhardwaj
Posted on: Mar 8, 2013 at 20:48 IST

In connection to the report on the killing of DSP in Partapgarh district in UP, the perpetrator is no other than an "honorable" MLA who did embarked on the incidents in which DSP Jia-ul-Haque and two
other lost their life. It sends a wave of contempt as the so called leaders like Raja Bhaiya keep on doing such crimes under the nose of the government and the government constitutes a committee to look
into the matter which takes many years to confirm his guilt. In this incident, the perpetrator should be given harshest punishment so that such criminals stop their diabolic sting to hurt the innocent people.

from:  Sohrab Alam Ansari
Posted on: Mar 8, 2013 at 18:55 IST

Speedy Justice Needs to be delivered on this case , This should not become a case of Demoralisation for the Honest Police Officers who wish to serve this country

from:  muthukumaran
Posted on: Mar 8, 2013 at 17:23 IST

Long live democracy !

from:  A.Kannan
Posted on: Mar 8, 2013 at 16:31 IST
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