The wife of alleged impostor Syed Imtiyaz Qadri said that she was approached by some people to admit that her husband was employed as Dr Manish Rawat’s driver. She said that this is a false allegation.
“My husband was in Bareilly on the intervening night of January 27 and 28 when the incident took place. He was approached by a few people to surrender in the court in lieu of money,” she said.
Ayesha, Qadri’s wife, said she was called to Bareilly from Mumbai to admit that her husband was employed as Dr Rawat’s driver. “I was called to Bareilly last week by a lawyer, who paid for my travel. After reaching, I was made to sign some papers.”
She said she was assured that her husband would get bail immediately and subsequently, released from the accident case.
Considering the implications of matter, Ayesha fears that the papers which she was made to sign can be used against Qadri. “I fear that these papers can be used to falsely implicate my husband in the accident case,” she said. Ayesha filed a complaint in the matter with the DIG and SSP of Bareilly.
“Ayesha Qadri, the wife of one Imtiyaz Qadri, has lodged a complaint against few people who forced her to sign some papers. I have assured her of proper investigation in the matter,” said Ashutosh Kumar, DIG, Bareilly zone.
Four people were killed in Ghaziabad when an Audi car collided with an autorickshaw on the intervening night of January 27 and 28. The car was registered in the name of Dr Manish Rawat. On January 31, Qadri allegedly impersonated his former co-tenant Ishaq Ahmed by using a photocopy of his driver’s licence and surrendered in a Ghaziabad court. In the court, Qadri had claimed that he had driven the car during the incident.
Qadri, along with Ayesha and their children, had fled to Maharashtra where he was arrested a fortnight ago for robbery and chain snatching. He had also told the Mumbai police that he was given Rs7,000 by three persons to appear in court, in order to get an insurance claim.
“We were in dire need of money and the lawyers told my husband that it was only to claim insurance for the Audi car. He was not informed that four people were killed,” Ayesha said. She said that Qadri came to know about the deaths from Ishaq Ahmed on February 3.
Ayesha maintained that Qadri was in Bareilly the whole of January and only visited Ghaziabad on January 30.
Ayesha also refuted Dr Rawat’s claims that Qadri was employed as his driver when he was posted in Bareilly around 18 months ago.
“My family moved to Bareilly from Mumbai only a year ago. My husband started a mobile repair shop in Partapur area. Why would he have worked as a driver when he had his own shop?” Ayesha said, adding that he only started driving vans last October when he incurred a heavy loss and had to close his shop.
The case is currently being investigated by Ghaziabad crime branch.