While the former minister, his son and other political aides remain to be at large the Uttarakhand police managed to arrest Chandpur Nagarpalika Chairman`s husband Sherbaj Pathan on Friday evening in connection of a case of kidnapping reported in January 2013.
Followed by the raids of the Uttarakhand police which started on Thursday the team got a breakthrough on Friday evening in the form of the arresting of Sherbaj Pathan from his residence in Chandpur of district Bijnor.
Pathan , who is the husband of Nagarpalika chairman from Chandpur had fought on the SP ticket from Chandpur in the 2012 assembly election which he lost. This election he fought on the Congress ticket loosing again.
Followed by his arresting, the police teams are carrying out further raids to get hold of former minister in Samajwadi party government Moolchand Chauhan, his son Amit Pratap Chauhan, aide Kapil Kumar , the than district president of SP Rashid Hussain, the than district panchayat president`s husband Rafi Saifi, MLA from Nageena and former minister Manoj Paras and a few other aides.
Since one of the accussed Paras is a MLA so the police will have to take permission of Vidhan Sabha Adhyaksh before his arresting, told Omkar Singh, DIG of Moradabad range.
The court of Uttarakhand has issued non bailable warrant against accused because of which the police action has been initiated, he said.
The case of abduction was lodged in the Lakshman Jhula police station of Rishikesh l January 16-17 , 2013 in which the minister , his son and political aides including Pathan , Paras etc were named. In 2012 after formation of SP government in the state Nasreen Saifi of BSP was president of Jila panchayat and no confidence motion was moved against her in SP government to depose her from the post. Nasreen than joined Samajwadi party and her rivals fielded Vijayveeri against her. Vijayveeri`s husband Chatra Singh managed stay of a few supporter Jila Panchayat members in a hotel of Rishikesh to ensure the victory of his wife against Nasreen.
Meanwhile leaders of ruling Samajwadi party came to know about their stay in hotel and allegedly kidnapped them from there . This turned the table in favour of Nasreen. Later, family members of a kidnapped Jila Panchayat member lodged complaint of kidnapping in Laxmanjhula police station of Rishikesh and police submitted it's final in the court in favour of accused to which the complainant opposed . The court than directed police to reopen the case and summoned the accused for hearing which all of them evaded forcing the court to issue non bailable warrant against them.