The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has arrested a key accused in the murder of Kunda DSP Zia-ul-Haque and claimed to have cracked the case.
The CBI today said it was Babloo Yadav, son of slain village head Nanhe Yadav, who allegedly shot Haque dead using a country-made gun.
CBI also detained two brothers of Nanhe Yadav and members of his domestic staff in connection with the DSP's murder, sources said.
While Babloo, who is just over 19 years, is said to have confessed to have shot the police official after intense grilling, the officials said a wider probe on the conspiracy angle, allegedly involving UP minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh, alias Raja Bhaiya, in the murders is still on.
According to CBI sources, Haque, who was posted as deputy superintendent of police at Kunda, reached the house of Nanhe Yadav after getting the news of his murder.
By the time he reached the site, a large crowd had gathered outside Yadav's house.
The angry members of the crowd started a scuffle with Haque while his fellow policemen allegedly deserted him, the sources said.
Among the crowd was Yadav's brother Suresh who was armed with a rifle. Suresh was killed after his gun accidentally went off, they said.
CBI sources claimed that enraged by the killing of his father and uncle Suresh Yadav, Babloo Yadav, who had a country-made gun, came out of his house and shot Zia-Ul-Haque dead who was being beaten up by a mob.
The sources claimed role of other suspects -- brothers of Nanhe Yadav and his domestic help -- is also under probe and they are being questioned by the CBI.
The sources said CBI has also recovered the weapon used by Babloo, allegedly for killing Haq.