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Chand ‘disappears’, resurfaces

Mohali SSP J.S. Aulakh (right) along with Fiza alias Anuradha Bali speaking to mediapersons in Chandigarh on Wednesday.

Mohali SSP J.S. Aulakh (right) along with Fiza alias Anuradha Bali speaking to mediapersons in Chandigarh on Wednesday.   | Photo Credit: Photo: PTI

Special Correspondent

CHANDIGARH: Former Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Chander Mohan aka Chand Mohammed denied on Wednesday evening that he had been kidnapped by persons close to his younger brother Kuldip Bishnoi.

He further told the media and the Mohali Police on telephone that he had gone on his own and was safe. He said that he had informed his second wife Fiza (Anuradha Bali before her recent conversion to Islam) where he was going.

In a day of high drama and melodrama, Ms. Fiza alleged before the electronic media at her mother’s residence in Sector 48 here (adjoining Mohali) that her husband, the elder son of former Haryana Chief Minister Bhajan Lal, had allegedly been kidnapped this morning by a close relative purportedly at the behest of Kuldip Bishnoi and his first wife.

Mr. Bhajan Lal had disowned Mr. Chander Mohan, the sitting Congress MLA from Kalka constituency, after he resurfaced last month along with his second wife following their conversion to Islam. Mr. Chander Mohan was living with Ms. Fiza at her mother’s residence since December.

Meanwhile, Mr. Bishnoi, who heads the Haryana Janhit Congress, told the media that there was no substance whatsoever in Ms. Fiza’s allegations. Furthermore, he had broken all contact with his elder brother ever since he was “disowned” by the family.

In another twist, a visibly-shocked Ms. Fiza later in the evening told news channels that she had “reacted” on her husband’s disappearance and she had asked the police to withhold her complaint and not register an FIR.

She said that she was surprised and shocked at the manner in which her husband had left home without informing her and added that the reality would be known only after his return.

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