Lucknow: Former Uttar Pradesh minister Raja Bhaiya has now been accused of threatening the family of murdered village pradhan Nanhe Yadav. The Pratapgarh Pradhan and his brother were killed along with Deputy SP Zia ul Haque on March 2.
The Yadav family claims that they have been threatened to keep silent on the issue by the leader and his aides. This, after one of Raja Bhaiya's close aides, Guddu Singh, who was named by the Pradhan's family members, was arrested.
"Raja Bhaiya called us and said if we told the CBI anything about him or his family, we will be killed. He also threatened our father and the women in our family saying that if they opened their mouths, the others won't be spared too. We want security. If we are killed, Raja Bhaiya will be responsible," said Nanhe Yadav's brother Pawan Kumar Yadav.
The family has now approached the Allahabad High Court for protection and have informed the CBI. Raja Bhaiya was forced to resign after Zial ul Haque's wife named him in the FIR.