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Property dealer on police radar for scripting fake story of attack

Lucknow: A real estate agent Gulam Nabi Khan, who was allegedly shot at by unidentified assailants in Ghazipur area on Friday night, is now under scanner for falsely fabricating the story of attack in order to frame a city builder. It is alleged Khan has monetary dispute with the builder.

Police said the real estate dealer alleged that three motorcycle-borne miscreants fired at him when he was in his SUV. The cops said this story has multiple loop holes and the initial probe suggests it is a self-scripted story.

Senior superintendent of police (SSP), Lucknow, Deepak Kumar said Khan mentioned in the complaint that he was attacked when he along with his driver and gunner was heading towards his house on Wazir Hasan road in Hazratganj from his office on Faizabad road opposite high court building at around 7.40 pm.

He said the three youths riding a motorcycle opened indiscriminate fire on his SUV and he narrowly escaped when a bullet nearly touched his chest. Kumar said there are multiple loopholes in Khan’s story as he did not register police complainant immediately and informed the cops after two hours of the incident.

He said there is no other eyewitness who had spotted the assailants or heard the bullet sounds when Khan was attacked. He said Khan’s injury on his chest does not seem to be a bullet wound. “It is very surprising that when bullet touched his body and caused bruises on his chest, how come there was no bullet marks on clothes,” said a cop associated with the investigation.

The cop said Khan has alleged one Rashid Naseem’s involvement behind the attack but the initial probe suggested that he has monetary dispute with the latter and even earlier had lodged a fake case against him in Hazratganj few months ago to mount pressure for compromise. He said the police were also trying to retrieve video footages of CCTVs installed near the spot to discover truth behind the attack. He said Khan, his driver and gunner will be cross-questioned about the sequence of event before jumping to final conclusion in the case.

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