The crime branch of Mumbai police, which is probing the kidnapping of Bollywood starlet Laila Khan and her family, said on Friday that four members of the family were last located at Igatpuri in Nashik district of Maharashtra but not Laila and her elder sister.
Forest contractor Pervez Tak, arrested by Jammu and Kashmir police, had reportedly told the interrogators that Laila and others were shot dead in Maharashtra last year.
However, crime branch is not ready to believe Tak wholly yet.
"The last location of four people , Laila's mother Shelina (50), twin siblings Zara and Imran, and one another relative was Igatpuri. But we suspect that it is not Igatpuri in Laila's case," said a senior official on the condition of anonymity.
The kidnappers, apparently, took Laila and her elder sister Hazmina somewhere else, he said. "It is also possible that Laila and her sister might not have gone to Igatpuri at all."
"We should wait as Tak is constantly changing his statement," said the official.
The starlet and her family went missing from here in February last year. A case of kidnapping was registered at the Oshiwara police station on Thursday, on a complaint of her father Nadir Patel.
According to the complaint, Tak and his accomplice Asif kidnapped Laila and others. Asif Shaikh was arrested on Thursday.