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She felt threatened by Kuldeep Bishnoi, claims political aide in Meerut

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MEERUT: A social activist from Bulandshah­ar, Salim Alvi, has claimed that Fiza had feared threat to her life from Kuldeep Bishnoi, the son of Haryana`s former chief minister Bhajan Lal and brother of her ex-husband former deputy chief minister Chander Mohan.

Salim said he spoke to Fiza on July 31 and August 1 and he didn't suspect any trouble. Alvi has been summoned by the Mohali police for further interrogat­ion. Police found Alvi’s mobile number while scrutinisi­ng Fiza’s mobile phone call details and since then, Salim has been questioned thrice to know about his associatio­n with Fiza.

According to Salim, he came in contact with Fiza in 2010 and had invited her to begin her political inning f rom Bulandshah­r. Fiza accepted Salim’s offer to address the media in Bulandshah­ar on August 9, in which she was expected to announce her political roadmap.

“She wanted to contest against Chander Mohan in the forthcomin­g general elections and at various occasions, she had mentioned about threat to her life,” said Salim, adding that she was scared of Kuldeep and had mentioned his name during conversati­ons.

Referring to reports that locks of her house were found broken, Salim claimed that Fiza was very particular about her safety and used to keep her doors locked. “Even those

She wanted to contest against Chander Mohan in the general elections and had mentioned about threat to her life

SALIM ALV I social activist, Bulandshah­ar

known to her were allowed entry to the house after making a telephone call from outside,” he said.

He claimed that Baba Ramdev had made special arrangemen­ts for the treatment of Fiza’s mother at their Mohali home, as she was suffering from cancer and was unable to travel. Salim and Fiza also had plans to attend Baba Ramdev’s movement against black money.

Salim Alvi is a native of Bulandshah­ar. Elder of two brothers and one sister, 32-yearold Salim left studies after intermedia­te and was inclined towards social work.

He came in limelight after his march to Lucknow from Bulandshah­ar along with Samajwadi Party leader Kiran Jatav in 2008.

Commenting on Salim's contention, SAS Nagar SSP Gurpreet Singh Bullar said: “We have no such complaint, but we are probing all angles. In case anyone has any such informatio­n, he should approach the police and we would investigat­e the contention.”

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