Year on,Kuber owner’s brother booked for suicide bid

Had consumed poison,alleging harassment by the then DySP.

Written by Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: April 20, 2012 8:06 pm

A YEAR after Kuber owner’s brother attempted suicide alleging police harassment,a case of suicide attempt has been lodged against him by the Porbandar police.

The police,however,said they had found no evidence to link the family with terrorists,as alleged by two anonymous letters to the police last year that also mentioned the growing fortune of Narshi,brother of Kuber’s owner Vinod Masani.

Ajmal Kasab and nine other terrorists had hijacked Kuber,a fishing trawler,to reach Mumbai to stage the 26/11 attacks. All the five crew members aboard Kuber were killed by the terrorists.

“Last year,two anonymous letters linking the growing fortune of Narshi with his alleged links with Pakistan-based terrorists were received by the police,but nothing objectionable was found against the Masanis,” Porbandar SP Deepan Bhadran said,adding that Narshi has been booked for his suicide bid last year.

Deputy SP Harubha Parmar said according to the complaint registered with Kirtimandir police station,Masani had attempted to commit suicide alleging harassment by the local police. An inquiry into his allegations against the then DySP Makrand Chauhan was ordered by Junagadh range IG,but the report was still to come to the Porbandar police,Parmar said.

On April 13 last year,40-year-old Narshi had consumed poison,alleging he was tired of mental and physical harassment by Chauhan on the pretext of probing his Pakistani links and his growing fortune.

The Masanis had alleged that Narshi was frequently called at Kamlabaug police station and tortured.

Various central and state agencies investigating the 26/11 case have given the Masanis a clean chit and their fishing trawler Kuber was returned to them.

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