CBI picks up slain pradhan’s son

The CBI on Thursday picked up slain Balipur village pradhan Nanhey Yadav’s son for questioning in connection with the murder of DSP Zia-ul-Haque.

Written by Bhupendra Pandey | Lucknow | Published:March 15, 2013 12:55 am

The CBI on Thursday picked up slain Balipur village pradhan Nanhey Yadav’s son for questioning in connection with the murder of DSP Zia-ul-Haque. The pradhan’s son,who the family claims is a minor,had been missing since the murders of the DSP and his uncle Suresh in Balipur on the night of March 2.

The CBI had been searching for him for the past two days,following the questioning of pradhan’s brothers Phoolchand and Pawan. They had told the CBI that he accompanied Suresh when the latter suffered a bullet injury and died. Sources said the CBI is looking at him and Pawan as suspects in the DSP’s murder.

The CBI took Phoolchand’s help to trace the pradhan’s son at a relative’s place in Allahabad from where he was brought to the agency’s camp office at Kunda in Pratapgarh.

The pradhan’s youngest brother Sudhir was also picked up from Allahabad. Sudhir was present at the spot,along with Phoolchand,Pawan and the pradhan’s son,when Suresh and the DSP were shot dead.

Phoolchand,Pawan and Sudhir were also taken to the CBI camp office. They will be interrogated by investigators after completing the questioning of the pradhan’s son regarding the sequence of events that took place after the pradhan’s murder and led to the murder of Suresh and the DSP.

Sources said CBI officials are now hopeful of recovering the DSP’s pistol,which has been missing since that night.

The pradhan’s three brothers and his son were named as accused in the first FIR of the murder of the DSP.

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