Sharma family fears threat to life
FEARING threat to life from the accused lodged in the jail, the family members of slain ex-chairman of Electricity Service Commission SK Sharma have decided to shift from Lucknow soon.Updated: May 04, 2006 01:17 IST
FEARING threat to life from the accused lodged in the jail, the family members of slain ex-chairman of Electricity Service Commission SK Sharma have decided to shift from Lucknow soon.
Sharma’s son Vishal gave an application to SSP Ashutosh Pandey on Wednesday, seeking security for him and his family members. He feared threat to life from the main accused Rohit Mishra and the co-accused. At present, they are lodged in the jail.
The family members also met DGP Bua Singh on Monday and sought latter’s intervention to provide Sharma’s wife Savita with security cover.
Savita, who is working in Varanasi, has already handed over the keys of her husband’s official residence at Hydel Colony, Mahanagar, to the department.
Sharma was staying at the same house. While one of his sons was employed in Pune, another son and daughter were studying abroad.
Talking to the Hindustan Times, Sharma’s brother Dr KP Sharma, based in Uttranchal, said that several persons visited them at their Mahanagar house for expressing condolence. Majority of them were from the UPPCL. They ‘advised’ the family members not to pursue the case seriously as it could cause harm to other family members, Dr Sharma said.
The kin of Sharma further said that they were receiving ‘messages’ from various quarters that the accused were well-connected and they would not remain in jail for long time. Thus, it would be better for the family members to stop pursuing the trial.
Dr Sharma, who accompanied the police to Gonda where SK Sharma’s body was found, said that the main accused Rohit Mishra was also taken there for legal procedures. Rohit, Dr Sharma said, had no sign of repentance on his face.
He was trying to intimidate the deceased’s family members even in the presence of the police.
Sharma’s son Vishal said that Rohit’s father Deovrat Mishra had tried to malign the image of his father during his interrogation by the police before his arrest.
Mishra had claimed that SK Sharma had taken Rs 15 lakh for helping some candidates in the recruitment in UPPCL. But later, Rohit had revealed that he had kidnapped Sharma for a ransom of Rs 1 crore, Vishal said. Rohit had further explained that he required a hefty sum to spend lavishly for studies in Spain.
First Published: May 04, 2006 01:17 IST