UP minister Avadhpal Yadav says he will not quit

Last Updated: Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 22:18

Lucknow, Aug 7 (PTI) A day after a court ordered
registration of an FIR against him, Uttar Pradesh minister
Avadhpal Singh Yadav on Sunday said he would not resign alleging
Samajwadi Party workers were behind the triple murder.

"The SP is conspiring against me. I am not involved in
any killing," he told reporters here as the UP Police said the
Etah court`s order to lodge an FIR against him would form part
of the ongoing probe into the case.

"The SP workers are behind the triple murder. I am
not going to resign," the Animal Husbandry minister said.

About charges of corruption against him, Yadav said
he would not like to comment on this and would give his reply
to Lokayukta by August 10.

UP Special DGP Brij Lal said the court`s order to
register an FIR against the minister and others would be
included in the ongoing probe into the triple murder.

"As two FIRs cannot be lodged in one case, the order
passed by the Chief Judicial Magistrate was entered today in
the general diary of Jaithara Police Station and it will form
part of the investigations into the case," he said.

Yesterday, Chief Judicial Magistrate Buddhi Sagar
Misra had ordered lodging of an FIR against Yadav, his two
brothers Chandra Pratap Yadav and Amarpal Yadav and son
Ranjeet Yadav besides 15 to 20 persons in connection with the
triple murder.

On June 10, Vijay Verma his son Abhinav Verma and
their gunner Santosh Yadav were killed in Jaithra area in
Etah district.

"Of the 15 persons named in the FIR lodged by Vijay`s
son Sonu, 13 had surrendered and were arrested," the SDGP
said.

In the FIR lodged by Sonu, neither the minister nor any
of his family members nor any of his relatives was named, he
said.

One of the minister`s brothers, Chandra Pratap Yadav,
named by the court is an MLC of the ruling BSP.

UP Lokayukta NK Malhotra, looking into the corruption
charges against the minister, had also forwarded a CD in which
the wife and the son of Verma had alleged the role of the
minister and his family in the triple murder to the Chief
Minister for action.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, August 7, 2011 - 22:18

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