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Sana Khan murder: Madhya Pradesh MLA appears before police, records statement

Updated on: 24 August,2023 03:38 PM IST  |  Nagpur
mid-day online correspondent |

Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Sanjay Sharma appeared before police in Nagpur in connection with the murder of BJP functionary Sana Khan, the police said

Sana Khan murder: Madhya Pradesh MLA appears before police, records statement

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Madhya Pradesh Congress MLA Sanjay Sharma appeared before police in Nagpur in Maharashtra on Thursday for recording his statement in connection with the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionary Sana alias Heena Khan, an official said, reported the PTI.

Sanjay Sharma, who was sent a notice by police on Monday, appeared before Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone II) Rahul Madne, the official said, adding that the action was part of routine probe into the murder case, according to the PTI.

Sanjay Sharma is the legislator from Tendukheda in Damoh district in the neighbouring state.

"Amit Sahu was an employee with us some 15 years ago. Since then, I have never met Pappu nor have I contacted him. I have never met or spoken to Sana Khan either," Sanjay Sharma told reporters after recording his statement, according to the PTI.

A police probe has found that Sana Khan (34) had gone to Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh on August 2 after a fight a day earlier over video call with her estranged husband Pappu Sahu, who allegedly suspected her character, the news agency reported.

She went missing that day and a probe revealed she was killed allegedly by her husband and his associates and the body disposed of, the official said.

"A probe has also found a sextortion link to the case as she was allegedly being used to honeytrap others by the accused. Her husband and others have been arrested and charged with murder," the official said.

Sana Khan was part of the BJP's minority cell from Awasthi Nagar here, as per police.

Meanwhile, in the murder case, Rabbu alias Ravishankar Yadav and Kamlesh Patel, both residents of Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, were arrested in the matter on Tuesday, a police official had earlier said.

The police had earlier said that Sana Khan (34), a functionary of the BJP minority cell, was allegedly forced into a sextortion racket run by her husband and others who used her as a "honey-trap", according to the PTI.

The accused blackmailed several men in Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh by using her and earned crores of rupees, they said, reported the news agency.

Sana Khan's mother on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Nagpur police, alleging that her daughter was forced into joining the sextortion racket. Based on her complaint, a case was registered against Khan's husband Amit alias Pappu Sahu (37) and his accomplices.

(with PTI inputs)

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