FIR against UP minister



Etah: A local court on Saturday ordered that FIRs be lodged against a state minister, his three family members and over 15 unknown persons in connection with three murders that took place on June 10 in the district.

The Chief Judicial Magistrate, Buddhi Sagar Misra ordered police to lodge FIR against Animal Husbandary Minister Avadhpal Singh Yadav, his two brothers and son besides 15 to 20 unknown persons in the case.

On June 10, Vijay Verma his son Abhinav Verma and their gunner Santosh Yadav were killed in Jaithra area under Aliganj police station area of the district.

One of the sons of Verma had alleged role of the minister in the case, however, he did not name them in the FIR filed in this connection.

However, Anurodh Yadav, the brother of the gunner had moved the court for the same on which the CJM today passed the orders.

One of minister's brother, Chandra Pratap Yadav, named by the court is also MLC of the ruling BSP.

The UP Lokayukta, N K Malhotra who is looking into corruption charges against the minister had also forwarded a CD in which the wife and son of the deceased Verma had alleged the role of the minister and his family, to the chief minister for action.

PTI