Three days after the Chandigarh Police arrested social activist and theatre artiste Zulfiqar Khan for allegedly sodomising minors, he was taken by the police to the NGO’s head office in Sector 24, from where data about foreign funding was recovered.
The team was led by DSP (Central) Satish Kumar and comprised Inspector Narinder Patial, SHO of Sector 11 police station, and four other police officials. A folder containing Foreign Contribution Regulation Act was recovered which contained data of foreign investments directed to his NGO. Further, a register was recovered which contained payment receipts amounting to a total of Rs 23 lakh.
The police asked Khan to explain the amount. He replied that the money was for the land he wanted to acquire for a new project known as Dream Home.
“We have also recovered letters of students which will be examined to see if the accused was blackmailing or threatening them with dire consequences. Five laptops, four hard disks, two mobiles, three cameras, various cheque books, personal payment receipts and around Rs 35,000 in cash were also recovered,” said Inspector Patial.
The police also separately kept a letter written by one of his students which they claimed had vital content regarding the case but refused to divulge details. Registers containing a list of students enrolled, attendance sheet, photo ID cards of students and photo albums of students were also seized.
Khan’s Theatre Age Centre office is located inside the premises of the Government Model High School, Sector 24. He ran the centre from the old building of the school’s primary wing.