Eye witness of passport case of Anas Siddiqui and Tanvi Seth alleges kidnap

The eye-witness Kuldeep Singh who was present when the couple had the altercation with the passport officer said that he had a narrow escape from kidnappers on Saturday night.

Published: 24th June 2018 08:20 PM  |   Last Updated: 24th June 2018 08:20 PM   |  A+A-

Interfaith couple Mohammad Anas Siddiqui and Tanvi Seth. (Photo | ANI)

By Express News Service

An eyewitness of passport case of Anas Siddiqui and Tanvi Seth claimed that he was kidnapped by some unknown persons on Sunday early morning.

The eye-witness Kuldeep Singh who was present when the couple had the altercation with the passport officer said that he had a narrow escape from kidnappers on Saturday night.

According to a police official, Kuldeep has claimed that a grey Scorpio stopped right in front of Kuldeep's bike at around 2 pm in the night, he was then picked up and was made unconscious. When he gained senses he opened the door forcefully and took the first bus. He got down at the first town he reached which was Sansarpur and lodged a complaint with the police.

"Kuldeep, a person claiming to be the eyewitness in the interfaith couple passport case has surfaced, he is supporting the RPO, he has also said an abduction attempt was made on him. All this is totally unconfirmed right now and we are looking into it," Deepak Kumar,SSP Lucknow said.

After his escape he filed a complaint at Sansarpur police station and expressed his suspicion that he was kidnapped over his connection with Tanvi-Anas passport case. Though, cops are yet to establish the reason of kidnapping him.

Previously, the inter-faith couple-Tanvi Seth and Anas Siddiqui, had alleged that they were harassed at Lucknow passport office where the husband was allegedly told to change his religion & take 'pheras'. Later officials had apologised and the couple was issued a passport. Regional Passport Officer had informed that a show cause notice was issued to the official and the accused passport officer Vikas Mishra was transferred.

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