UP slain cop's missing revolver recovered

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inched closer to cracking the triple murder case, including that of DSP Zia-ul-Haq, in UP’s Pratapgarh district earlier this month, after a wanted accused surrendered on Saturday.

The agency’s sleuths also recovered the missing service revolver of the slain cop.

Kamta Pal, a resident of Walipur village, which was scene to the bloody clashes on March 2, surrendered at the Kunda camp office of the CBI, according to the sources here.

Pal is an accused in the killing of Walipur village pradhan Nanhe Yadav.

 Nanhen Yadav’s killing had sparked off violence at the village and led to further clashes in which Haq and a brother of Nanhen Yadav were killed.

Pal, who is considered to be a supporter of the sacked UP minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya, had lost the village panchayat polls to Nanhen Yadav and the killing was said to be the result of a political rivalry.

The agency also managed to recover the service revolver of Haq which had gone missing since.

The revolver was recovered from bushes a few metres from the crime scene.

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