Minister Naqvi’s sis, an activist, waylaid & issued death threats
Bareilly: Union minister and senior BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi’s sister, a social activist who runs an NGO working for women affected by triple talaq, was waylaid by three men in a car in the middle of the city on Saturday afternoon and given death threats.
Farhat Naqvi, 35, who runs the Mera Haq Foundation, was on her way back home when the alleged incident happened, metres from the Chowki Chauraha police outpost.
“I boarded an e-rickshaw and was on my way towards Chowki Chauraha when I first spotted a car following me. The car soon pulled over and a man threatened to kill me. There were three men in the car. The police outpost was close by, and I tried raising the alarm, but the men fled,” said Farhat. She added that she is not certain why she was threatened, and the men did not give any details.
“We are looking into the possibility that people who objected to Farhat’s work with triple talaq-affected women could have done this,” said a police official. While investigations have begun, the police discovered that CCTV cameras, which could have captured the incident, were not operational as there was a power cut.