DSP Zia-ul-Haq murder case: No clean chit to Raja Bhaiya

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Lucknow, July 8: In a major setback, Samajwadi Party minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya did not get clean chit in the Kunda Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Zia-ul-Haq murder case.

The special court rejected the CBI closure report on Tuesday. In August 2013, the CBI had given clean chit to Raja Bhaiya and his four supporters.

Now, it is to be seen whether the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav drops the tainted minister from his cabinet or not.

In October last year, Raja Bhaiya, belonging to Kunda in Pratapgarh district, had made a comeback in the UP government cabinet after he was forced to resign as food and civil supplies minister when his name surfaced in an FIR in the murder of DSP Zia-ul-Haq.

The DSP, Haq was killed on March 2, 2013, during clashes between villagers and police followed by village pradhan and his brother's murder in Balipur village of Kunda in Pratapgarh district.

Slain DSP's widow Parveen Azad had filed an FIR against Raja Bhaiya, accusing him to conspire her husband's murder.

In its closure report, the CBI had mentioned, "There is ample evidence that Raja Bhaiya and his eight aides were not involved in the murder. Raja Bhaiya and his aides were not even present near the spot at the time of Haq's murder."

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