A special CBI court Tuesday rejected the agency’s closure report in Kunda Deputy SP Ziaul Haq’s murder case and ordered further investigation. UP Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya is the key accused in the case.
Haq’s wife Parveen Azad had challenged the CBI’s closure report. Raja Bhaiyya, a cabinet minister for Food & Civil Supply, was removed after he was named in the DySP’s murder case. He was re-inducted in the cabinet after CBI gave him a clean chit.
CBI counsel J Ansari confirmed: “The court has rejected the closure report and has ordered for further investigation”.
Haq was killed when he had gone to take stock of the situation after the murder of a pradhan (village head) at Balipur village in Kunda area of Pratapgarh on March 2 last year.
The CBI filed a closure report on July 31, 2013 for “want of evidence”, stating that Azad’s allegations were not supported by evidence.
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