The CBI on Thursday sought permission from the special court to conduct lie detector test on former Uttar Pradesh Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya in connection with the murder of Kunda Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-Ul Haq.
CBI sources said that they had moved the court seeking permission to carry out lie-detection test with consent from Raja Bhaiya. The sources said that the purpose of such a move is to ensure that no angle of his alleged involvement is left out. Though the CBI has not got any evidence which directly links Raja Bhaiya with the murder of the DSP, it wants to get clear picture of his role, if any, in the case.
Sources in the investigating agency said that findings of the test do not constitute evidence in the case, but it might give information which could lead to tangible evidence.
The agency questioned Raja Bhaiya on May 15 and 16 in connection with the murder case. The former Minister has been named as an accused in the FIR registered by the wife of slain police officer.
The CBI has so far arrested 11 persons in connection with the murders of Haq, village head Nanhe and his brother Suresh who were found dead on March 2 evening in Balipur village.