The CBI on Wednesday arrested seven more persons in the case of murder of DSP Ziaul Haque,including four close associates of slain pradhan of Balipur village Nanhey Yadav. They were part of the mob which beat up the DSP when he went to the village after the murder of Nanhey Yadav on the evening of March 2.
Dharini Mishra,Chief Information Officer of CBI,confirmed the arrests. Earlier,the CBI had arrested the pradhans son and his two brothers Phool-chand and Pawan,besides an associate Manjit Yadav.
Those arrested today were the slain pradhans associates Ghanshyam Saroj,Ram Lakhan Gautam,Ram Asrey Saroj and Shivram Pasi,his private security guard Bulle Pal,and neighbours Chhotey Lal Yadav and Munna Patel.
A CBI official said they were arrested following information from witnesses to the attack on the DSP. The agency has confirmed that all of them were present in the village on the night of the incident.