Gundaraj: UP Minister booked for the murder of a DSP
Lucknow-Uttar Pradesh Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias ‘Raja Bhaiya’ on Monday resigned from the state cabinet a day after he was booked for an alleged conspiracy to kill Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haque in Pratapgarh district.
DSP’s wife Pravin Azad said, “On the directions of Raja Bhaiya, Nagar Panchayat Chairman Gulshan Yadav, Minister’s representative Hari Om Srivastava, his driver Rohit Singh and supporter Guddu Singh first assaulted my husband with sticks and rods and later shot him dead.”
At present, Raja faces eight criminal cases (five of them heinous) including those for abduction, murder, attempt to murder, violence and land grabbing. Several criminal cases against him were withdrawn by the Mulayam Singh regime (2003-2007). Agencies