Cops in Kanpur will offer a reward of Rs. 50,000 for a former Congress minister's nephew

Five Sikh men were killed in the 1984 riots in the Nirala Nagar district of the city . The killing was allegedly committed by Raghavendra Kushwaha, the nephew of former Congress minister Shivnath Singh Kushwaha .

KANPUR: The police are also expected to offer a Rs 50,000 reward to the absconding nephew of former Congress minister of state in Kanpur for his part in the anti-Sikh protests.Five people were killed in the 1984 riots in the Nirala Nagar district of the city.The killing was allegedly committed by Raghavendra Kushwaha, the nephew of former Congress minister Shivnath Singh Kushwaha, in connivance with the locals, according to investigators.The Minister's nephew has been named a suspect by the Special Investigation Team (SIT), which is conducting a fresh probe.

The police will then begin the detachment procedure.The nephew of the former Congress ministers, according to SIT sources, had played a crucial role in instigatoring the mob.Raghavendra used to operate buses.He had taken hundreds of people from rural areas to Kanpur's many pockets, including Nirala Nagar, in his buses during the riots.

Raghavendra had mainly lead the protesters into the assassination of five Sikh men in Nirala Nagar, according to SIT sources, adding, At the hearing on Raghvendra's anticipatory bail is predicted to begin soon.On Kushwaha, plans are now underway to present a reward of Rs 50,000.DIG SIT Balendu Bhushan said that the formalities surrounding the attachment will begin shortly after.