Laila Khan, family shot dead, says accused
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Ending the speculation over the disappearance of missing Bollywood starlet Laila Khan, the main accused in the case, Pervez Tak, 35, has reportedly told the police that the actress, her mother Shelina Patel and three siblings were shot dead on February 9 last year.
"Tak has confessed that they were shot dead in front of him at an isolated place in Mumbai,'' said Garib Dass, DIG, Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar range.
Meanwhile, Asif Sheikh, 35, named as a co-conspirator, was also detained by the Mumbai Police today. The Mumbai Police also obtained Tak's custody, and he is likely to reach Mumbai on Friday.
According to the J&K police, Tak, who is also Laila's stepfather, confessed that the actress and her family were killed by two gunmen hired by Sheikh and Afghan Khan, a Mumbai builder. He said they had taken the family to an isolated spot on the outskirts of Mumbai, where they were shot.
When contacted, Afghan Khan denied involvement.
But Mumbai Police sources said Tak claimed that Laila and her family were shot while they were on their way back from their farmhouse in Igatpuri.
Tak reportedly said that while he and Sheikh were following in their personal vehicles, the 14-seater tempo in which Laila's family members were travelling took a diversion on a bypass road that leads to Manor, at the start of the Nashik Highway, and entered a marshy area. Tak claimed to have heard gunshots, and believed the family was killed.
While Tak has reportedly blamed Sheikh for the murders, Sheikh has named Tak as the mastermind.
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