Sister of missing Faridkot youth begins indefinite hunger strike

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Faridkot
  • Updated: Jul 20, 2015 22:15 IST
Neetu Kapoor (centre) , sister of Manoj Kapoor, has began an indefinite hunger strike. HT/Photo

Neetu Kapoor, sister of Manoj Kapoor, 26, a local youth, who was allegedly kidnapped from the town on May 25 last year, began an indefinite hunger strike here on Monday in front of the city police station demanding that either the lie detector test of the suspects in the case should be held early or the case be transferred to the Central Bureau Of Investigation (CBI).

“The police had given an undertaking in the high court that it would arrange the lie detector test of the suspects, but it continues to delay the test which may benefit the suspects. We have been sitting on an indefinite dharna in front of the police station for about a year now, but to no avail. The police are not sincere to solve the case from day one as the police are under political pressure,” alleged Neetu Kapoor.

The youth was working as a loader of cash in automated teller machines (ATMs) of many banks and had access to the passwords of about a dozen ATMs. On May 25 last year, he was allegedly called up by some stranger from a PCO from the town and he left house and then went missing under mysterious circumstances.

About Rs 19 lakh were withdrawn from three ATMs from Bargari, Jaitu and Sadiq towns of the district in about three hours after he left the house.

The family has been alleging that as he was not on good terms with some of the employees of the private firms hired by the banks to load cash in ATMs, he was kidnapped at their behest.

“We are completing all the procedures very fast and there is no delay on the part of police in the case. Now, we are waiting for permission of the local court for the test and we expect it to be granted on Tuesday,” said Vishaljeet Singh, DSP, Faridkot. The family had given names of seven suspects in the case and their consent for undergoing the test is also required, he said.

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