Revati murder case: Police releases photos of accused

In a fresh development in the Revati Singh murder case, police has published the photographs of two persons, accused in the killing of the wife of a senior BJP leader Hukkum Singh, here.

Muzaffarnagar: In a fresh development in the
Revati Singh murder case, police has published the photographs
of two persons, accused in the killing of the wife of a senior
BJP leader Hukkum Singh, here.

The police released the photographs of the absconding
persons, Ravi of Madhubani district in Bihar and Pradeep of
Gazipur district in UP.

Meanwhile, the police have announced a cash reward of Rs
12,000 for providing information about the accused.

Three persons, including two domestic helps, Shankar and
Lallan along with another Joshodh Chaudhury have been arrested
so far and cash worth Rs 5,28,000 recovered from them.

Police parties have been sent to Bihar and Gazipur in an
attempt to nab the accused, police said.

75-year-old Revati was murdered allegedly by two
servants, who looted lakhs of rupees in cash, her husband
Hukkum Singh, BJP deputy leader in state Assembly had said in
his FIR.

Her body was found in the bedroom of her Gandhi colony
house on July 31 and circumstantial evidence indicated that
she was murdered, Additional Director General of Police Brij
Lal had said.

The ADGP had earlier ruled out the possibility of
murder for loot as the belongings of Revati, including a gold
chain, diamond earrings, bangles and her mobile phone were
recovered from the room.

However, after Hukkum Singh claimed that lakhs of
rupees was missing from the house, it is being probed if she
was murdered for loot.


Beijing: China`s state media on Monday sang the praises of relations with North Korea, whose leader Kim Jong-il and youngest son have reportedly been on a visit to their ostracised country`s only powerful ally.

A source with knowledge of the secretive trip said at the weekend that the two Kims were on a trip to China but there has been no official confirmation from either government.

"Maintaining and stabilising the current relationship between China and North Korea is of maximum benefit to China," the popular Chinese-language tabloid, Global Times, said in an editorial.

China is the only major supporter for North Korea, which is largely isolated from the international community over its nuclear weapons programme and which has come under further condemnation after South Korea accused it of sinking one of its warships earlier this year.

China`s official Xinhua news agency also praised ties between the two, especially the bonds forged between the two peoples during the 1950-53 Korean War.

"Those who sacrificed their lives for the China-DPRK (North Korea) friendship should be remembered generation after generation, particularly at a time of changing and complicated regional situations," it said in an English-language commentary.

Kim, 68 and who rarely travels abroad, is reportedly in China for the second time this year. This time he is thought to have brought along his youngest son, Kim Jong-un, widely seen as the next head of the family dynasty that has led North Korea since its founding more than 60 years ago.

No sightings

On Monday, police lined the streets in Tumen, a city on China`s border with North Korea, in a sign that Kim may visit there or pass through on his way home.

But there have been no definite sightings of Kim and no confirmation yet from either China or North Korea of the visit.

Kim may be lining up China behind succession plans involving his son, foreign analysts have said. The Workers` Party (WPK), which rubber-stamps big decisions in the North, is due to hold a rare meeting in September that could set in motion succession steps.

The Chinese newspaper blamed outside forces for pressuring North Korea as a way to create trouble for China, the sole major economic and diplomatic supporter of its much weaker neighbour.

The sinking of the South Korean Navy ship, in which 46 sailors died, deepened tensions between Pyongyang and Seoul and strained Chinese ties with South Korea.

Bureau Report