Mumbai: In a chilling disclosure, Sanket, the son of the Amravati chemist Umesh Kolhe, who was allegedly murdered by a group of radicals on June 21, has revealed that Yusuf Khan, one of the 7 arrested accused in the case, was very well known to h is father and that he had even attended the deceased's funeral.
Sanket further claimed his father had helped Khan financially when the latter was in dire straits.
"Yusuf was our regular customer. In 2006, he was facing financial hardship and my father had helped him out. He had even given him money to marry off his sisters. Yusuf had attended my father’s funeral. I want the case to be tried in a fast track court and we demand severe punishment for the accused. My family has been provided police protection," Sanket told FPJ on Sunday.
When asked about the specific role of Yusuf Khan and others in connection with the case, Police Inspector Nilima Araj of Kotwali Police Station (Amravati City) said, "The investigation is on. I would not like to comment on it."
Meanwhile, the alleged mastermind of the case, Shaikh Irfan Shaikh Rahim, was produced before the Amravati court on Sunday, which remanded him to police custody till July 7.
The police are on the lookout for one more suspect, Shamim Ahmed, in connection with the case.