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Kunda killings: CBI arrests murdered Gram Pradhan's brother, 3 others

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Apr 24, 2013 at 12:51pm IST

New Delhi: There seems to be a major breakthrough in the Kunda killings case. The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested murdered Gram Pradhan Nanhe Yadav's brother, nephew and two others.

Sources in the CBI say the four arrested are behind the murders of the Gram Pradhan as well as the Deputy SP, Zia-ul-Haque. Sources added that more arrests are likely in the days to come.

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Earlier, Uttar Pradesh Police had arrested two close aides of former Uttar Pradesh minister Raja Bhaiya - Rajiv Singh and Sanjay Singh - who were sent to CBI custody after the agency took over the case. The CBI had also arrested Ajay Pal and Vijay Pal, who allegedly fired at Nanhe Yadav. Ajay and Vijay are sons of Kanta Pal who is already in CBI's custody.

Kunda killings: CBI arrests Gram Pradhan's brother, 3 others

Sources in the CBI say the four arrested are behind the murders of the Gram Pradhan as well as the Deputy SP, Zia-ul-Haque.

Raja Bhaiya has yet not been given a clean chit in the murder case. He had to resign as the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet minister after his name figured in the case.

After the murder of Nanhe Yadav, Haq had rushed to the village to control the situation but was killed during violence. Body of Yadav's brother Suresh was also recovered from the spot. On the complaint of the slain police officer's wife, a case was lodged against Raja Bhaiya and he had subsequently resign from Akhilesh Yadav's government.

The agency has registered four cases pertaining to the three murders in village Balipur and police station Hathigawan in Kunda tehsil.

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