Jan 11, 2017- In a breakthrough in the 'Bharat Ratna' Ustad Bismillah Khan's shehnai theft case, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Varanasi Police on Tuesday arrested three persons including his grandson. The other two arrested are jewelers. According to a TOI report, Khan’s grandson Najre Hasan was nabbed while trying to flee the city.
The STF also recovered three out of the four silver made shehnais, which were melted by the jewellers.
According to the police, the Ustad’s grandson during interrogation has confessed that he had stolen the shehnais to repay the money he had borrowed from some people. He had sold the shehnais to jewellers Shankarlal Seth and Sujit Seth of Piyari locality.
The three silver shenais were gifted to Ustad by former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao, RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Congress MP Kapil Sibal.