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CBI inquiry sought into BSP leader`s murder

Last Updated: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 23:49

Aligarh: A CBI probe was on Friday sought into the recent murder of corporator and senior BSP leader Balwant Singh Billu.

The All India Khatik Mahasangh has demanded the probe into Billu`s murder, alleging that the killing was the fallout of a "political conspiracy" to eliminate him from the race of Mayor`s election in the city.

Activists of the Mahasangh, led by its national president Tikam Singh Suryavanshi and Chitra Devi, widow of the slain leader, today submitted a memorandum addressed to
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, to the district authorities.

Billu`s body was recovered from a field near village Sumera under Police Station Jawan on June 11.

The 43-year-old BSP leader had been missing from the evening of June 10 when he had gone to visit two persons at a restaurant in the city`s posh residential and shopping area.

Four persons have been arrested and sent to jail in this connection.

A new twist was added to the case on Wednesday when the four arrested told police that Billu was killed "since he was a part of a sex racket involving some influential people."

The latest confessions of the accused will be looked into, SSP Satendra Veer Singh said.


First Published: Friday, June 17, 2011 - 23:49
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