Judicial custody of Raja Bhaiyya, 10 others extended

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Pratapgarh (UP), Jan 14 (PTI) A local court today extendedthe judicial custody of independent MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singhalias Raja Bhaiyya and ten others for 14 days in connectionwith a case of violence during the block pramukh elections inUttar Pradesh.

The accused were presented before the CJM court, whichextended the judicial custody of Raja Bhaiyya, SP leaders --MP Shailendra Kumar, MLA Vinod Saroj, MLC Akshay Pratap aliasGopalji -- and seven others for 14 days after the prosecutionsought more time to complete the probe in to the case.

The matter would be heard on January 27.

Raja Bhaiyya and his cousin MLC Gopalji, where they wereshifted on December 26, were brought from Bareilly jail amidsttight security to appear before the court.

On December 19, all the 11 accused were arrested forallegedly threatening to kill BSP candidate Manoj Kumar Shukladuring the Block Pramukh polls.

SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav had denounced the arrest ofthe four party leaders saying the ruling BSP was trying toterrorise its workers to win local bodies polls.

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