A CBI court here has ordered security for the police constable who has been tasked to serve court notices on UP cabinet minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya and two others in connection with the 2013 murders of deputy superintendent of police (SP) Zia-ul-Haq and Suresh Yadav.
The court order on Saturday came after constable Samar Bahadur Singh said he was facing difficulty in serving notices on the trio and requested the court to get the notices served through the Pratapgarh SP.
The court then ordered the SP to provide proper security to the cop.
On September 17, the court had ordered issuance of summons to Raja Bhaiya, his relative Akshay Pratap Singh alias Gopalji, and Munna Pal in the murder cases after rejecting the CBI’s closure report.
It had fixed October 3 for their appearance before it but the accused did not turn up. The court took serious view of the matter and ordered to ensure the notices were served to the accused for their presence on October 20.
Haq and Suresh Yadav, brother of Pratapgarh’s Balipur panchayat chief Nanhe Yadav, were killed in a village brawl on March 2, 2013, after Nanhe was killed earlier the same day. Haq was allegedly shot dead by a mob when he went to Balipur village to control the situation after Nanhe’s killing. Suresh was also shot dead during the violence.