Kasganj: Loopholes in police version; Altaf's father says he is illiterate, police wrote settlement letter
Altaf's father told Congress delegation that he was under a lot of stress after his son's death. He is an illiterate man and his thumb impression was taken on a paper. He wants his son to get justice
In Kasganj's Sadar Kotwali, an alleged suicide of 21-year-old, Altaf by hanging himself from a toilet tap has already raised many eyebrows and now the letter for withdrawal of the case against police by Altaf’s father has also come under scanner.
Altaf's father now says that he was under a lot of stress after the death of his son and his mental condition is not good. He is an illiterate man and his thumb impression was taken on a paper. He wants his son to get justice. He's quite scared.
Altaf's father Chahat Chand Miyan also said this in front of the Congress delegation on Thursday. This delegation reached Altaf's house on Thursday. Omveer Yadav, Tauqeer Umar and Zia ur Rehman are part of the Congress delegation. Zia ur Rahman has told National Herald that after Altaf's death, the family is still in a state of shock and fear. The whole family is poor and illiterate. Altaf's father Chand Miyan does not know how to read and write. The police somehow talked to him about compensation and convinced him, but he has not received any compensation so far. As regards to the letter withdrawing the case against the police, Chand Mian says whatever is written in the letter, has been written by the police. He has only put his thumb impression on it.
Another sensational revelation has come to light in this case. The girl whom Altaf was accused of luring and taking away, belongs to the majority community. Earlier it was said that Altaf had gone to the girl's house for tiling work. After the girl left the house, her family suspected that their girl had gone with Altaf and her information was given to the police.
According to the information given by Inspector Kasganj Ajay Sirohi, a case under section 363 and 366 was registered against Altaf and an unknown person in Kotwali. But Altaf's aunt revealed that Altaf had nothing to do with the girl. He was at home only and did not go anywhere from there. This allegation itself is false and cost him his life. The police have not been able to trace the girl yet. Another important aspect of the case is that one of the family members, Azad Hakim, has alleged that Altaf was severely beaten up out of malice.
Samajwadi Party spokesperson and resident of Kasganj, Abdul Hafeez Gandhi also visited the family. He said that the police version of the entire incident is full of loopholes. While the suicide by Altaf does not look logical and convincing, the clean chit given by his father to the police in the case also raises many questions. The most relevant of these doubts is - Altaf's father is completely illiterate and the language of the letter seems to be written some expert as if it has been written by a police officer or a lawyer!
Then the thumb impression was put on. The police have tried to suppress the matter. Besides, the picture is not clear as regards to the compensation received by Chand Mian. Usually compensation amount is given by cheque and it has not been received as yet. This matter is very serious, because amid all this, the hope of justice to the weak and the poor has been crushed.
Former MLA of Kasganj, Zeenat Khan has also raised questions on the intention of the police. She has said that after she met the family it was quite clear to her that the police have put a lot of pressure on the family and they are scared. They look as if they are in deep shock. There is a feeling of anger and sadness among the women of the family and they have lost hope of getting any justice. But we stand with them. There is a movement of leaders of all opposition parties at Chand Mian's house.
Altaf's uncle, Aijad Hakim, told National Herald that he is very hurt by the the way the police have acted. Altaf was thrashed. His sister and Altaf's mother have told him this. Altaf's aunt Momina told about Altaf's head injury. The police did not allow Altaf to meet anyone. "My brother-in-law was silenced citing communal harmony. The girl's brother was constantly coming to home and threatening them. The whole family is in shock. The hope of justice from our police has been lost. We want a CBI inquiry into this entire matter," he said.