Press Release
New Delhi , 07.06.2013

            The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet against 13 accused persons in the court of Special Judicial magistrate, CBI cases, Lucknow(Uttar Pradesh) in a case relating to the alleged murder of Shri Ziaul Haque, then DSP & Circle Officer of Kunda, Pratapgarh(Uttar Pradesh). Twelve persons all residents of Balipur, District Pratapgarh(Uttar Pradesh) have been chargesheeted U/s 147, 148, 302, 323, 332, 353, 201, 506 IPC r/w 149 IPC and Section 27 of Arms Act for their alleged role in the assault and murder of DSP Ziaul Haque, the then Circle Officer, Kunda, District Pratapgarh and assault on the police party led by him. One more person has been chargesheeted U/s 201 IPC for destroying evidence.


            The investigation revealed that the then CO, Kunda had gone to the house of Nanhe Yadav, then Pradhan of Balipur District Pratapgarh in order to deal with law & order situation arising out of the murder of Nanhe Yadav. The family members & supporters of Nanhe Yadav led by his brother Suresh Yadav(since dead) allegedly assaulted the then CO and the other three police officials accompanying him. The then CO was caught and brutally assaulted by the accused persons but the three other police officials managed to escape. During the scuffle, Suresh Yadav sustained gunshot injuries from his own DBBL gun with which he was hitting the then CO, Kunda while the accused persons named in chargesheet assaulted and allegedly killed Shri Ziaul Haque, the then CO, Kunda.


            Further investigation into the other aspects including the role of other suspects/ FIR named accused is in progress u/s 173 (8) Cr.P.C.


            CBI had registered four cases relating to murder of three persons, including Shri Ziaul Haque, then Deputy Superintendent of Police of Uttar Pradesh and two other persons, namely Shri Nanhe Yadav & his brother Shri Suresh Yadav, both of District Pratapgarh (UP) in separate incidents on 02.03.2013 on the request of UP Govt. and after Notification by Govt. of India. CBI has taken of the investigation of these cases which were earlier registered by Uttar Pradesh Police.


            The investigation into the alleged murder of Suresh Yadav, brother of Nanhe Yadav has also been completed. A closure report has been filed as it emerged during investigation that Suresh Yadav had died after sustaining fire arm injuries from his own DBBL gun.


            The public is reminded that the above findings are based on the investigation done by CBI and evidence collected by it. Under the Indian Law, the accused are presumed to be innocent till their guilt is finally established after a fair trial.