Chandigarh: Uncle of Fiza Mohammed a.k.a. Anuradha Bali, who was the first person to inform police about her death, was on Thursday detained by Mohali Police.
Fiza’s uncle named Satpal had called police after he said there was a foul smell emanating from her house on Monday morning.
Mohali police, which is investigating Fiza’s death, is now interrogating her uncle.
Meanwhile, police recovered huge amount of cash worth Rs 92 lakh and jewelry (gold weighing 1.5 kg gold) from her house, which is in sector 48, Mohali.
A unit of Mohali Police is still present at Fiza’ house, counting currency notes, sources said that the money recovered was still being counted. A cash counting machine was brought to count the currency notes.
"The money is being counted. It could be over Rs one crore. There is jewellery also," one police officer said.
A CCTV footage that is being flashed exclusively on Zee News might be of huge help to police in the investigation. The footage probably shows Fiza’s last images available, when she was at a hotel with Ajith Hooda.
Anuradha Bali alias Fiza, who had shot to fame after she married former deputy chief minister of Haryana Chander Mohan, was found dead under mysterious circumstances in her house in Mohali on Monday morning.
Fiza was cremated as per Hindu rites by her relatives. Her post-mortem did not reveal any external injury, doctors had said.
The body was found in a decomposed state. Police said she could have died four to five days back. Maggots and other insects had eaten away portions of her body, including her face.
The Mohali police, which is investigating her mysterious death, said that all angles, including suicide, murder and death by consuming something accidentally, were being investigated.
Anuradha Bali, who married Chander Mohan in November 2009 and was later divorced, had remained controversial.
She went missing in November 2008 with Chander Mohan. They reappeared in early December 2008 as a married couple after embracing Islam.
They got secretly married in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh and changed their names from Chander Mohan to Chand Mohammed and from Anuradha Bali to Fiza.
Following the controversy over his affair and second marriage, Chander Mohan, elder son of three-time Haryana chief minister Bhajan Lal, lost his job in the Bhupinder Singh Hooda government.
The marriage lasted hardly 40 days, with Chander Mohan suddenly leaving her house Jan 28, 2009 and then did not communicate with her at all. He did a volte face a few weeks later but left her for good after that.
With IANS Inputs
First Published: Thursday, August 09, 2012, 18:38