Laila Khan is alive, claims prime suspect

Parvez Iqbal Tak who is a close family friend of Bollywood starlet Laila Khan twisted his statement and now claimed that Laila Khan and her family is alive. Last day, during police interrogation Tak claimed that Laila Khan her mother Saleena Patel, sister Azimna Patel, siblings Zara Ann Imran and a relative Reshma Khan were all shot dead in Jammu and Kashmir and their bodies were buried outside Mumbai but now the prime suspect twisted his verdict and said that they are all alive.

Laila and her family went missing from their Oshiwara flat in February 2011 and her biological father Nadir Patel lodged a police complaint last year about his missing daughter. Laila Khan who debuted in Bollywood with ‘Wafaa’ opposite Rajesh Khanna is also linked to the terrorist group Lashkar-E-Toiba.

"He has been constantly changing his statements to Jammu police, so we cannot rely on him. Until we interrogate him, it will be difficult to even assume the family has been killed," Himanshu Roy, JCP (crime), Mumbai Police told a daily.

Tak was arrested by J&K police on June 21 this year from Kishtwar and is currently under their custody. The Mumbai Crime Branch would soon seek Tak’s custody. "Jammu police are cooperating with us and on Saturday, we will be moving the local court seeking his custody," said Niket Kaushik, additional commissioner of police.

Mumbai Crime Branch also held Tak`s partner and Laila`s mother Saleena`s second husband Asif Shaik.

Nadir Patel informs crime branch about his missing daughter. He said in his statement,"Six months ago, I heard a car registered in Saleena`s name was found parked in Jammu. I tried searching for Saleena and my daughters but in vain. So, I approached the police and lodged a complaint. I came to know that Saleena and my daughters were last seen with Tak on February 8, 2011. I suspect that Tak had abducted my daughters for property".

Laila’s last mobile call has been traced in Nashik.

It is expected that Mumbai Crime branch would soon resolve the murder mystery of Laila Khan aka Reshma Patel.