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Cops fail to make headway

india Updated: Dec 03, 2006 21:50 IST
BK Singh

WOULD A sane man run away from home leaving behind his ailing daughter, just because he feared an attempt on his life? And in case he did, would he not care to contact his family even after more than seventy-two hours of his disappearance. A section of cops felt that he would certainly call back if he was attached to the family.

All the above arguments went in favour of former corporator, Parvez, whose mysterious disappearance has shocked everyone. However, the Kareilly cops are reluctant to accept the ‘kidnapping for murder’ angle even after there was enough evidence to piece together the murder theory. As a result, they have filed a missing report and appear in no mood to convert it into a ‘kidnapping for murder’ case, despite a clear mention in Parvez’s diary that he had received threats by one Zafarullah over the issue of a piece of land in which he had invested around four lakh rupees. The land had been allegedly grabbed by Zafarullah and another person, identified as Jameel.

A resident of Pura Manohar Das in Kareilly, Mohd Parvez alias Kabul (35), was a Apna Dal corporator. He later joined the Samajwadi Party, but stayed away from contesting election this time for reasons best known to him. Parvez had been dealing in property and had a furniture shop on Nurullah Road.

On Friday, after purchasing medicines for his sick daughter, he went to his shop at around 9 pm on scooter. On reaching, he asked his brother Zaved, who was at the shop, to get the scooter, as he wanted to walk back home. But he never reached home. The family searched for him throughout the night, but in vain. On Saturday, they filed a complaint at the Kareilly police station.

The family members said that three persons, who refused to tell their names when asked by Parvez’s mother, had come home on Friday asking for Parvez. The family feared that they had a hand in Parvez’s disappearance.

SP City, RPS Yadav said that all angles were being probed. “We have even questioned some suspects, but nothing has come out,” he said. In such cases, the accused normally disappeared from the scene, but the three suspects in this case were found in their homes, he said.

Family members, relatives and friends of Parvez blocked the Nurullah Road this morning to protest the failure of the police to trace him. Later, they also met senior police officers at the Kotwali police station. The incident has left the family shattered and it feels that police was not acting tough with the suspects.