Missing Bollywood starlet Laila Khan dead?

Updated: Jun 10, 2012, 13:16 PM IST

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Bollywood actress Laila Khan, who has been missing along with her family since February 2011, could have either been killed in Jammu and Kashmir or is in terror group Lashkar-e-Toiba’s custody.

According to reports, Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) suspects that Laila Khan has links with the Pakistani spy agencies, ISI and LeT.

Laila, whose real name is Reshma Patel, was last seen in movie ‘Wafaa’ with Rajesh Khanna. She had gone missing with her mother Saleena Patel, sister Azmina Patel, stepfather Asif Shaikh and a brother from Mumbai last year, when they left for Kishtwar in J&K to attend a wedding.

Her father, Nadir Patel, fears the worst may have happened with her daughter.

According to sources, Laila was close to a suspected LeT terrorist Parvez Iqbal Tak. She came under the lens in the Delhi High Court blast probe after it emerged that a Mitsubishi Outlander (MH02-AY-7867), which was registered in her mother`s name Saleena Patel, was used for ferrying explosives for the terror attack. That SUV was traced to Parvez`s rented shop in Kishtwar on May 28.

Intelligence agencies believe that Laila may have been killed in Kishtwar in Jammu and Kashmir, like another wanted terrorist in the Delhi HC blast, Junaid Akram Malik.

It is also believed that Laila, along with her friends and family, had conducted a recce of Mumbai and compiled a list of places and maps, which she reportedly handed over to the LeT.

On Thursday, a special team of Maharashtra ATS along with J&K police traced the personal belongings and documents of Laila and her family. They retrieved the items from her SUV, but were not able to recover the diamond and gold jewellery along with cash valued at over Rs 2 crore which the family was carrying.