The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) is believed to have issued a notification for CBI investigation into the murder of former Azamgarh MLA and BSP leader Sarvesh Singh Seepu and his acquaintance Bharat Rai on July 19.
Sources said the CBI will now collect details of the FIRs lodged at the police station in Azamgarh to register fresh cases into the murders of Seepu Singh and Rai,and deaths of three locals in alleged police firing.
The UP government had received an application from the former MLAs family seeking a CBI probe into the murder on July 22 and a recommendation to DoPT was sent on July 24.
A notification from DoPT under section 5 of Delhi Special Police Establishment Act is required before the CBI accepts a case for investigation from any state.
Seepu Singh and Rai were shot dead at Seepus house in Jiyanpur area of Azamgarh by unidentified shooters on July 19. The locals had attacked the police station in protest and three of them were later killed in the alleged police firing.
A gangster,Kuntu Singh,who is lodged in Varanasi jail,had been named as a key conspirator in Seepus murder. But the police are yet to arrest the shooters who killed Seepu.
The sources added that the special crime branch of the CBI will be investigating the case,but the decision over allotment of the case will be taken after the formalities of accepting the investigation are completed.
Youth kills self after shooting mother,brother
A youth killed his mother and brother before shooting himself to death over a property dispute in Mitauli police station area of Lakhimpur Kheri district on Monday.
Kheri Superintendent of Police (SP) Prashant Kumar said the brothers had differences over distribution of ancestral property and money that led to the murders and subsequent suicide.
Station Officer (SO) of Mitauli police station Mahendra Pratap Singh said the incident occurred when Sanjay Verma,who was the local pradhan,reached his ancestral house at Pachdevra village along with his mother. Pushpa Devi. His younger brother,Sandeep,also arrived there .
Before they could have interacted,Sandeep,who was carrying his licensed double-barrel gun,fired at Sanjay (37) and mother Pushpa Devi (60),killing them on the spot,the SO said.
He also said that Sandeep (25) later went inside the house and shot himself on his temple with a country-made pistol.
The locals informed the police.
Singh added that both Sanjay and Sandeep used to live in Rani Kothi locality of Sitapur district,which is adjacent to Mitauli area,for the past several years. They had ancestral property and a house in Mitauli area of Kheri district.
The SO said the the brothers were fighting over distribution of over Rs 30 lakh which belonged to their father who was a government official and had died a few months ago.
8-year-old in hospital with 40 pc burns from acid
An eight-year-old boy suffered more than 40 per cent burns after acid spilled on his body while he was playing with a bottle of acid recovered from a garbage heap in Ghazipur police station area on Monday morning.
Police said Tushar was playing with a group of boys from the locality in Luvkush Nagar area when they found a plastic bottle filled with acid in a garbage heap. Ghazipur station officer N S Sirohi said the boys hit it with stones and opened the cap. The acid spilled on Tushar,who was sitting nearby,and suffered 40 per cent burns.
Another infant,about six months old,who was nearby also suffered minor burns on the leg.
Tushar was admitted to Civil Hospital where he is undergoing treatment.