The CBI on Thursday picked up slain Balipur village pradhan Nanhey Yadavs son for questioning in connection with the murder of DSP Zia-ul-Haque. The pradhans 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 pradhans 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 DSPs murder.
The CBI took Phoolchands help to trace the pradhans son at a relatives place in Allahabad from where he was brought to the agencys camp office at Kunda in Pratapgarh.
The pradhans youngest brother Sudhir was also picked up from Allahabad. Sudhir was present at the spot,along with Phoolchand,Pawan and the pradhans 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 pradhans son regarding the sequence of events that took place after the pradhans murder and led to the murder of Suresh and the DSP.
Sources said CBI officials are now hopeful of recovering the DSPs pistol,which has been missing since that night.
The pradhans three brothers and his son were named as accused in the first FIR of the murder of the DSP.