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Congman blames ex-DGP?s wife for his abduction

CITY CONGRESS general secretary Rizwan Ahmad, who was allegedly abducted on Saturday night, was found injured near Gomti Barrage on Sunday. Rizwan has named Samajwadi Party MLA and former DGP Yashpal Singh?s wife Gita Singh in an FIR lodged with the Gomti Nagar police.

india Updated: May 29, 2006 01:12 IST

CITY CONGRESS general secretary Rizwan Ahmad, who was allegedly abducted on Saturday night, was found injured near Gomti Barrage on Sunday.

Rizwan has named Samajwadi Party MLA and former DGP Yashpal Singh’s wife Gita Singh in an FIR lodged with the Gomti Nagar police.

He has also named a doctor for having orchestrated the kidnapping and subsequent torture. Gita Singh, while talking to newspersons, denied the charge.
Rizwan’s supporters created a ruckus outside the Gomti Nagar police station after which the police got him medically examined.

Rizwan, a resident of Vivek Khand, Gomti Nagar, claimed that around 11 pm on Saturday, a person reached his place and told him that one of Rizwan’s relatives had been shot at and that the doctors of Mayo Hospital were not attending him.
“The person told me that doctors had refused to admit my relative who was lying on the floor in the hospital corridor,” Rizwan told the police.

He said he tried to contact the Gomti Nagar station house officer on the phone. The mobile phone of the officer was switched off. The youth, who had approached Rizwan, now requested him to accompany him to Mayo Hospital. “We went in his Maruti van, in which two other people were present. As soon as we crossed the Gomti Nagar police station, the trio attacked me,” he said.
Rizwan’s alleged abductors later took him to a house after covering his face, where he was subjected to torture.

“I was repeatedly assaulted, burnt with cigarette stubs and abused. In the morning they took me out and later threw me near the barrage,” Rizwan told the police.

Rizwan said why he was abducted wasn’t clear. He, however, said Gita Singh, along with a doctor-cum-railway contractor, were behind the abduction. Rizwan said there was a dispute over possession of the Gomti Nagar graveyard land and because he was opposing encroachment of the graveyard land, he had made powerful enemies. Gomti Nagar circle officer Ajay Shankar Rai said Rizwan’s report had been registered and an investigation was on.
Meanwhile, the City Congress committee has demanded arrest of Rizwan’s abductors within 72 hours, besides security cover for him.

First Published: May 29, 2006 01:12 IST