Former Uttar Pradesh Minister Raja Bhaiyya on Tuesday appeared before a special CBI court and agreed to undergo a polygraph test to prove his innocence in the Kunda murder case in which a deputy superintendent of police was murdered.
CBI sources said Raja Bhaiya appeared before the Special CBI court and gave his consent to undergo the polygraph test in connection with the murder which took place in his assembly constituency on 2 March.
"I have neither changed my statement nor am I worried about anything. If CBI feels that its neessary, then I have given my consent," he told reporters.
The former minister said the truth should come to fore.
The agency had moved an application in the court of special CBI judge Mirza Zeenat seeking permission to conduct polygraph test on the former food and civil supplies minister with his consent.
The former minister was questioned by the CBI in May with regards to his relations with Zia-ul-Haq and he has so far denied his role in the murder.
CBI had earlier this month filed a charge sheet before the special court in the murder of Kunda DSP Zia-ul Haq without naming Raja Bhaiya, who was an accused in the FIR filed by the officer’s wife.
CBI sources, however, clarified that probe into the alleged role of Raja Bhaiya is still open and the agency might file a supplementary charge sheet if his role surfaces at a later stage.
Haq was shot dead on 2 March in Balipur village in Kunda area of Pratapgarh district where he had gone to probe murder of village head Nanhe Yadav.
Haq’s wife Parveen Azad had accused Raja Bhaiya of conspiracy after which he had to resign from the Cabinet on 4 March.
With PTI inputs
Updated Date: Jun 18, 2013 14:52:36 IST