Muzaffarnagar: A Minister in the Uttar Pradesh Government will appear as a witness in court here on Thursday in connection with a murder case in which Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Mahendra Singh Tikait’s son is one of the accused.

Agriculture and Education Minister Yograj Singh will appear before Additional District Sessions Judge Ashok Patnaik as a witness in the Chaudhary Jagbir murder case.

Rashtriya Kisan Morcha president and Congress leader Chaudhary Jagbir Singh was shot dead at Ahlawatpur village in the district on September 6, 2003.

Three people including Mr. Tikait’s son were accused in the case. PTI