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Bihar: Slain DSP's wife visits Kunda, vows to fight for justice

March 31, 2013 20:55 IST

The wife of slain Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haq on Sunday visited Kunda in Bihar for the first time since her husband was murdered there earlier in March, and vowed to continue her fight for justice.

Escorted by security personnel, Parveen Azad, who has been appointed as an Officer on Special Duty following Haq's murder on March 2, stayed for four hours in Kunda, during which she collected his belongings from the house.

"I am a martyr's wife. I have to be strong. I will continue fighting for the truth and for justice," she told reporters.

Azad said that she was satisfied with the pace of the probe but will not accept any attempts to derail it. "All I want is justice. It does not matter if the culprit is a king or a commoner, he should be punished," he said.

The wife of the slain DSP had alleged that former minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya was behind the killing of her husband, which led to his resignation from the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government.

Haq, who was posted as a circle officer in Kunda, was shot dead on the night of March 2 when he had gone to control violence in Balipur village, following the murder of village head Nanhe Yadav.

Yadav's brother was also killed in the violence.

The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered four cases in connection with the three murders in Ballipur village and booked Raja Bhaiyya in one of them, based on the complaint of Azad.

The former minister's cousin and Member of State Legislative Council Akshay Pratap Singh have also been questioned in connection with the case.

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