Rahul Gandhi`s aide case closed: Police

Youth Congress activist Nishant Patel, who went missing mysteriously only to resurface later, has told police he did not want to pursue his disappearance case.

Updated: Jul 21, 2010, 23:50 PM IST

Lucknow: Youth Congress activist Nishant
Patel, who went missing mysteriously only to resurface later,
has told police he did not want to pursue his disappearance
case.

Patel was handed over to his father and wife after he
gave in writing that he did not want to pursue the case, UP
Additional Director General of Police Brij Lal said today.

Patel gave his statement in the presence of his father
Hasmukh Patel, a senior Congress leader and former Gujarat
minister, and wife Hema.

"Patel could not tell clearly how he reached Lucknow
after he went missing from his hotel in Hardoi district," the
ADGP told reporters here.

"After Patel`s statement, the case has been closed,"
he said.

Brijlal said there was nothing for police to do in
the case as Patil`s belongings, including mobile phones, were
found safe in his hotel room.

An aide of Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi,
Patel went missing under mysterious circumstances from his
hotel in Hardoi district on Monday.

He was staying in the hotel in connection with Youth
Congress organisational polls since July two.

As a massive hunt was launched to trace Patel, he
resurfaced in an injured condition yesterday.

He was later taken to the trauma centre but the
police ruled out any foul play.

Patel was handpicked by Rahul Gandhi as member of
his youth brigade and had been made party`s returning officer
to conduct organisational polls in Mishrikh constituency.

PTI