Tak arrested, says Laila & family may have escaped in Dubai

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, June 21: Police today arrested Parvez Iqbal Tak, a forest contractor, who was missing for past more than 20 days after a Mitsubishi Outlander, registered on the name of missing actor Reshma Patel alias Laila Khan was recovered from a shop in Kishtwar town which Tak had brought here from Mumbai.
Laila Khan along with her mother, Saleena Patel, brother Imran, a sister and a cousin were missing from Mumbai since first week of February and were untraced since then. Their missing report has been registered at Oshiwara police station of Mumbai in February.
DIG Doda-Ramban range Gareeb Dass told the Excelsior that Parvez Iqbal Tak, a resident of Bunjwa, Kishtwar was finally arrested this morning from Bagh-e-Bahu area after being search at different places and traced through mobile telephone.
Immediately after his arrest, Tak was shifted to Kishtwar this afternoon for sustained questioning in connection with the missing of Bollywood and Lollywood starlet Laila Khan and her family members.
The DIG Doda said during preliminary questioning, Tak has claimed that he had married Laila Khan’s mother Saleena Begum Patel, divorced wife of Mumbai businessman Nadir Shah Patel. While Parvez was 35, Saleena was 47.
He said he had reached to Laila Khan’s family with the help of some NCP leaders and few criminals after contesting 2008 Assembly election from Inderwal Assembly constituency of Kishtwar as NCP candidate. He claimed that he had last seen Laila Khan and her family in first week of February in 2011 after which they went missing.
Tak was reported to have disclosed that Laila Khan and her family members might have dodged the Intelligence agencies and reached Dubai on fake passports.
Gareeb Dass said Kishtwar police have sounded their counterparts in Maharashtra and a police team from Nasik would be reaching here again in a day or two to join investigations and quiz Tak to solve missing mystery of the starlet and her family. Nasik police had earlier also visited Kishtwar after the seizure of Outlander but returned later as Tak remained untraced.
Police said Outlander was registered on the name of Laila Khan in Maharashtra. Tak had driven the vehicle to Kishtwar taking advantage of his marriage with Laila’s mother. Prior to that he had brought a TATA Sumo to Jammu but abandoned it at Nehru Market, Ware House.
Tak told police that he fled away from Kishtwar after police seized the Outlander vehicle and stayed at Srinagar, Kargil, Leh, Himachal Pradesh and Nepal. He also worked for few days with a Kashmiri trader in Nepal before returning to Jammu, where he was arrested
Police sources said they were confident that the missing mystery of Laila and her family could be solved to some extent during sustained question of Parvez Tak in the next few days. After questioning, Tak could be handed over to Nasik police in connection with missing mystery of the starlet as he had deep links with the family especially following his claim that he had married Laila’s mother.
Laila Khan, who had acted in few movies of Bollywood and Lollywood, had been missing since February 2011 along with her mother, brother, sister and cousin.
Police said in second week of February 2011, Tak had stayed in a prominent hotel in Jammu for three days along with some mysterious persons of Mumbai. This angle was being investigated in the missing of Laila and her family, they added.