Lucknow: A new development is likely in the probe over the killing of Uttar Pradesh DSP Zia-ul-Haque in Pratapgarh. CBI sources say they are likely to register four FIRs in the matter. One will be regarding the murder of the DSP on the basis of his wife's complaint to the UP Police.
The other FIRS will be regarding the deaths of Gram Pradhan Nanhe Yadav and his brother and to probe the rioting and violence that took place in Kunda. The CBI will then move to take custody of the two already arrested by UP Police.
This comes as government doctors claim the DSP could have been saved if he had been taken to hospital within 30 minutes of being shot. Eyewitnesses and local police say the first attempt to save a life was made for the brother of gram pradhan Nanhe Yadav who was also killed that day. Questions are also being raised as to why the DSP's own force did not take him to the hospital on time and where were they when he was being attacked.
The post-mortem report also revealed that he was beaten up before being shot dead. The report, a copy of which is with CNN-IBN, revealed that there were injuries on the DSP's eyebrows, fingers and ears.
This is in direct conflict with what the Uttar Pradesh ADG, Law and Order, Arun Kumar had said on Tuesday. Arun Kumar had said that there was no evidence to show that Zia-ul-Haq was beaten up before being killed. On the other hand, the DSP's wife, Dr Parveen Azad had contended that he was shot multiple times and beaten up before being killed.
This comes in the backdrop of a growing demand for action against Samajwadi Party leader Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya who is an accused in the case.
On Wednesday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav warned that nobody, including former minister Raja Bhaiya, will be spared, if found guilty. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the Samajwadi Party leader also alleged that many of the issues in UP are being created by the political opponents like the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP).