Lucknow: A special CBI court here is likely to decide on Tuesday on the agency’s plea seeking the custody of two close aides of MLA Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya, arrested in connection with Pratapgarh violence.

CBI sources said the probing agency on Monday moved a plea before the special court seeking police remand of Rajeev Singh and Sanjay Singh alias Guddu Singh, arrested by state police in connection with Pratapgarh violence in which the DSP, village head Nanhe Yadav and his brother Suresh were murdered.

CBI has registered four cases pertaining to three murders in village Balipur on March 2 and has booked Raja Bhaiya in one of the cases for murder.

The CBI Joint Director R S Bhatti on Monday arrived in Lucknow and held a series of meetings with top police and government officials seeking logistical assistance from the state government.    

The sources said Bhatti met DGP Ambrish Sharma, ADG (law and order) Arun Kumar, Principal Secretary Home and Principal Secretary to Chief Minister. They said during the meeting, Bhatti asked the police to provide details of call records collected by the special task force and also logistical help like additional manpower.

A team in Pratapgarh questioned Station Officer of Manikpur, Inspector Pankaj Singh where slain DSP had launched a drive against illegal sand mining and seized number of trucks and tractors, CBI sources said.

The agency sleuths also met the Chief Medical Officer of Pratapgarh and questioned a team of doctors who carried out post mortem at the district hospital and the doctor of Community Health Centre at Kunda who had declared village head Nanhe Yadav dead, they said.


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