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UP minister refuses to quit

A day after a court ordered registration of an FIR against him, Uttar Pradesh minister Avadhpal Singh Yadav today said he would not resign alleging Samajwadi Party workers were behind the triple murder.

india Updated: Aug 07, 2011 22:09 IST

A day after a court ordered registration of an FIR against him, Uttar Pradesh minister Avadhpal Singh Yadav on Sunday said he would not resign alleging Samajwadi Party workers were behind the triple murder.

"The SP is conspiring against me. I am not involved in any killing," he told reporters in Lucknow, as the UP Police said the Etah court's order to lodge an FIR against him would form part of the onoging probe into the case.

"The SP workers are behind the triple murder. I am not going to resign," the Animal Husbandry minister said.

About charges of corruption against him, Yadav said he would not like to comment on this and would give his reply to Lokayukta by August 10.

UP Special DGP Brij Lal said the court's order to register an FIR against the minister and others would be included in the ongoing probe into the triple murder.

"As two FIRs cannot be lodged in one case, the order passed by the chief judicial magistrate was entered today in the general diary of Jaithara police station and it will form part of the investigations into the case," he said.

Yesterday, chief judicial magistrate Buddhi Sagar Misra had ordered lodging of an FIR against Yadav, his two brothers Chandra Pratap Yadav and Amarpal Yadav and son Ranjeet Yadav besides 15 to 20 persons in connection with the triple murder.

On June 10, Vijay Verma his son Abhinav Verma and their gunner Santosh Yadav were killed in Jaithra area in Etah district.