Taking note of the CBIs letter that the local police was trying to influence the investigation of the triple murder at Kunda,the UP government transferred the entire staff,consisting of 107 policemen,at the four police stations under Kunda circle in Pratapgarh district on Wednesday.
Besides,the government also asked the DGP Headquarters to send a proposal for replacing the Pratapgarh Additional SP Asha Ram too. Those transferred included the four station officers (SOs),nine sub-inspectors (S-Is),two head constables and 92 constables.
The CBI is investigating the murders of DSP Ziaul Haque at Balipur village,village pradhan Nanhe Yadav and his brother Suresh Yadav which took place on March 2. It had requested the government to transfer the local policemen.
Sources said the entire staff of the four police stations had been transferred out of Pratapgarh district because CBI officials had met senior government officers and had alleged that the local policemen were in regular contact of the suspects.
Besides,the policemen deployed at the CBI camp office at Kunda had been found passing information to these suspects about the movement of the investigating team and the persons summoned for questioning,said the sources.
The call details of the suspects,who included aides of former minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya,showed calls made and received from the SOs,SIs and the constables of the four police stations.
Allahabad IG Alok Sharma said the policemen of Kunda,Hathigawan,Manikpur and Nawabganj police stations had been transferred to districts in Allahabad zone. The orders had been issued and the policemen will be relieved by Wednesday night.