Raja Bhaiya booked for murder after CBI takes over DSP killing probe
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Controversial Uttar Pradesh politician Raja Bhaiya was today booked by CBI under murder charges in the killing of police officer Zia-Ul-Haq after the probe into the case was handed over to the central investigating agency.
Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya was named in one of the four FIRs registered by CBI on the basis of complaint given by Haq's wife Parveen Azad in which the five-time Independent MLA from Kunda in Pratapgarh district figured. He
was booked by the UP police for criminal conspiracy and murder, CBI sources said.
In the case of murder of Zia, who was shot dead in Kunda while on duty on March 2, two FIRs were filed by the UP police --one on the basis of SHO Manoj Shukla's report in which 10 people are suspects and another on the basis of complaint given by Parveen in which Raja Bhaiya along with four others were named. Raja Bhaiya will be questioned by CBI in connection with the probe, the sources said.
Raja Bhaiya and four others have been accused in the FIR under IPC sections related to murder, criminal conspiracy, rioting, intentional insult to provoke violence among others, the sources said.
Both the cases have been taken by up by the CBI for probe as referred by the state government, the sources said.
44-year-old Raja Bhaiya, who resigned as a Cabinet Minister after he was booked in the BSP murder case, has a criminal record and has been jailed before.
CBI is dispatching a 10-member team of Special Crime investigation officers including forensic specialists tonight to reach the crime site in Kunda and will take over probe, sources said.
"I hope for justice in the CBI probe. CBI must not come under any political pressure," Haq's wife said.
Two other cases which are inter-related with the killing of the DSP--murders of Balipur village head Nanhe Yadav and his brother Suresh Yadav--have also been taken up by the agency for the probe making the total number of FIRs taken by CBI as four, they said.
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