Raja Bhaiyya quizzed by CBI,denies role in Kunda DSP murder

During questioning by the CBI,former minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya on Wednesday denied any role in the conspiracy to murder DSP Ziaul Haque,as alleged by the slain officer’s wife Parveen Azad,and said he had no information about the involvement of his driver Guddu Singh or other aides in the murder of Balipur pradhan Nanhey Yadav.

Written by Express News Service | Lucknow | Published: May 16, 2013 1:01:29 am

During questioning by the CBI,former minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya on Wednesday denied any role in the conspiracy to murder DSP Ziaul Haque,as alleged by the slain officer’s wife Parveen Azad,and said he had no information about the involvement of his driver Guddu Singh or other aides in the murder of Balipur pradhan Nanhey Yadav.

Raja Bhaiyya’s questioning began at 10.40 am and continued till late evening. His local representative Hariom Shanker Srivastava and Kunda Nagar panchayat chairman Gulshan Yadav,who are also named in the DSP’s murder case,were also summoned to the CBI office around noon. Raja Bhaiyya’s aide Nanhey Singh too was questioned. Sources said Raja Bhaiyya was confronted with his men including Hariom Srivastava,Gulshan Yadav and Nanhey Singh over questions related to his interactions with the DSP,and also the dispute between the slain Balipur pradhan and Guddu Singh. The CBI team grilled him extensively over his alleged links with the murders of the DSP and the pradhan. The questions were based on the statements of the slain DSP’s wife,the pradhan’s family members,the former minister’s driver Guddu Singh,Kamta Pal and his sons Ajay and Vijay and 15 residents of Balipur village where the murders took place on March 2,sources said.

While replying to a question related to his interactions with DSP Haque,Raja Bhaiyya is believed to have replied that Haque had visited his residence at Beti village to attend some functions and also to discuss some complaints forwarded by him as a local MLA. The former minister is also learnt to have claimed that he never sought any favour from the DSP and also that he had no issues with him. He also reportedly said he could not believe Guddu could plan a murder.

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