CBI questions Raja Bhaiya's cousin

 Sacked Uttar Pradesh minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya, one of the accused in the killing of Uttar Pradesh DSP Zia-ul-Haq, appeared to be in fresh trouble after the family of slain village pradhan (panchayat chief) Nanhen Yadav lodged a written complaint against him with the CBI alleging threats from him even as the CBI, which is probing the case, on Saturday questioned Singh's cousin Akshay Pratap Singh in connection with the killings.

According to CBI sources, a written complaint has been received from the brother of the slain village pradhan.

The CBI has also registered the name of Raja Bhaiya in the case diary of the triple murders at Walipur village in Kunda, the Assembly constituency of the sacked minister, on March 2. It signaled that Raja Bhaiya could be quizzed very soon, the sources said.

The investigating agency on Saturday quizzed Raja Bhaiya's cousin and state legislative council member Akshay Pratap Singh. The CBI sleuths reportedly grilled Akshay about his location on the day of the killings. Nanhen Yadav had been shot dead at Walipur village allegedly by the sacked minister's supporters following a political rivalry.

Pawan had earlier alleged that Raja Bhaiya had called him a few days after the triple killings at Kunda and asked him to remain silent. “Raja Bhaiya made the call on the day Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was scheduled to visit us at the village.

He(Raja Bhaiya) asked me not to mention his name to the chief minister,” Pawan had claimed. Pawan had said his family had approached the Allahabad High Court seeking security and has also informed the CBI about the threat. However, at that time they had not filed a written complaint.

Nanhen Yadav's brother Suresh Yadav had also been killed in the violence at Walipur village in Kunda along with Zia-ul-Haq.

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