Dedicated to my dad and granddad- both
great retd senior police officers.
Faraar Mujhrim Aur Abhijeet-Daya
In Mumbai, a small
gathering took place. Retired police officers, officers serving terms, families
of officers, some high officials were all over the place. It was a reunion of
sorts, a police awards ceremony.
In one corner two
officers' daughters met and hugged each other.
The two girls laughed,
as their families joined them.
Ira's family, the
Banerjees, consisted of her parents and elder sister, and a niece. Anu's
family, the Chatterjees, consisted of
her parents, younger brother, and grandmother. Ira's father was a retired
senior police officer. Anu's grandfather was now deceased. He was a senior
officer as well. The families greeted one another. Some security officers
standing around saluted them.
Ira- Anu, after a long
time! Mumbai kab aayi?
Anu- Bas kuch din
pehle. Iss event ki invitation mila, toh issi bahaane mein Mumbai mein cchutti
manaane aayi! Tu bol, ab kya kar rahe ho?
Ira- Main ad agency
mein kaam karti hoon. Meri parivar Kolkata se aayi iss event ke liye aur mujhe
milne ke liye.
Anu- Aur tumhaari didi
toh England mein rehti hai na?
Ira nodded- Aur tum
abhi bhi USA mein ho?
Anu- Haan. Biotechnology
ki zariye kaam karti hoon!
Ira- Wow yaar!
Just then their
families came forward. They all decided to leave and go somewhere together. As
the two girls followed their families out, they bumped into a waiter.
Ira and Anu were
irritated, then Ira stopped, turned and looked at the man. The man looked at
her and became nervous.
Anu came back to Ira.
Their families looked behind at the distance.
Rakesh- Jee, kaun
By then some security
guards and a couple of officers in uniform came forward. One of them asked-
Jee, kahiye Maam, kya hua, any problem?
Ira pointed accusingly
at Rakesh- Officer, iss aadmi ka naam Rakesh hai, aur iska pata dijiye mujhe.
Mere pura shaq hai iske par.
Rakesh looked scared,
and looked around. He was about to run off when some more men stood around him.
By then the families came forward.
Ira's father- Kya hua
Ira- Dad. Yeh Rakesh hi
mere dost ko gayab kiya hai.
Rakesh- Y-y-yeh k-k-kya
bakwas hai! Kaun hai aap? Kyon mujhe phasarahe ho! Main kissi Tracy ko nahi
There was a silence and
then an officer came forward.
Officer- Yeh Madam ne
Tracy naam bhi nahi kaha. Aur agar tum inko pehchaan nahi sakte ho toh kaise
pata hai Tracy ki naam?
He held Rakesh by the
collar- Lagta hain Maam ne theek kaha. Kuch toh hua hai!
Ira's father- Toh tum
ho wahi Rakesh jisko Tracy Agra mein mili thi?
Anu- Haan Uncle, ab
main bhi isko pehchaan liya. Yehi hai woh.
Panicked, suddenly the
man threw his tray and the contents on everyone and rushed off before anyone
could recover. Some officers and guards gave him a chase but he vanished.
Taking the help of the
Bandra police, Ira, Anu and Ira's father arrived at Rakesh's place, in Santa
Cruz chawl. The address was provided to them by the catering company. At the
chawl, all of Raksh's stuff was gone.
A police officer- Too
Ira – It is never too
late. Bhaagkar kaha jaayega uss jaanwaar!
Ira's father agreed.
In the Mumbai CID
bureau, Acp Pradyuman, Daya, Salunkhe, Purvi, Shreya, Sachin and Vineet waited
for Abhijeet. Freddy came in and informed them that Abhijeet sir was coming.
Immediately the lights were off, and they waited silently.
Abhijeet entered, and
silence and darkness greeted him. Abhijeet was puzzled. Taking a gun from his
pocket, he slowly went ahead, calling everyone by names. Confused at the lack
of any sound or response, he edged towards the light switches, switched them on
and very automatically pointed his gun.
simulataneously several voices spoke up.
Ain?- Abhijeet was
stunned. Then sheepishly he put his gun away, as Daya came forward and gave him
a handshake- Happy Birthday Abhi!
The two officers went
towards a table where Freddy kept a small dark chocolate cake. Salunkhe gave
him a side hug and Acp shook his hand. Others greeted him.
Abhijeet was smiling
Freddy- Sir! Mere wife
ki taraf se yeh cake!
Accha? Bhabhi ne
Freddy nodded, smiling
Abhijeet cut the cake
and everyone sang Happy Birthday and clapped their hands. Abhijeet fed the cake
slices to Acp, Daya, Freddy and Salunkhe. Then as everyone laughed and ate cake
pieces, Abhijeet thanked them.
The cake being over,
the party was also over. Acp then shooed Salunkhe away smilingly and gave
orders for everyone to return to work. Grumbling to themselves, Purvi, Shreya,
Sachin and Vineet returned to work. Freddy and Daya stood with Abhijeet.
Abhijeet- Yaar, thanks!
Daya smiled- Dost ho
toh aise hai Abhijeet. Kaam karte karte humaare birthday bhi manaana chaahiye.
Pata nahi kab kya ho sakta hai.
Acp came up to them.
Acp- Kya ho raha hai?
Abhijeet- Sir bas aise,
thanks de raha tha!
Acp smiled- Vrinda
Sir Vrinda bilkool
Good. Ab kaam mein lag
Suddenly two smartly
clad women entered the bureau. Everyone looked up as they came forward.
Ira- Acp Pradyuman?
Acp- Jee. Mein Acp
Pradyumn hi hoon. Kahiye?
Ira- Mein Ira Banerjee
aur yeh meri dost Anu Chatterjee. Hum police officers ki families se hoon. Mere
Dad ka Mumbai ki colleague ne aapka naam diya hain. We have come to speak with
Acp- Of course!
Ira handed him a
letter. Acp opened it and read it. Nodding his head, Acp smiled at the two- Aayie.
Mere cabin yahaa hai.
Anu and Ira followed
The other officers
Sachin- Police officers
ki betiyaan aise smart hoti hai?
Purvi- Kyon nahi?
Vineet- Nahi, bas, aise
toh army officers ki betiyaan hoti hai.
Shreya- Vineet. Army ya
Police, kya farq padta hai?
Abhijeet and Daya
looked at each other.
Sachin, tum log kaam pe
The officers returned
to their work, and Daya turned to Abhijeet and said- Hum toh senior officers
hoon. Hum andar jaa sakte hain na?
Abhijeet- Magar hummein
nahi bulaaya Acp sir ne.
Just then Acp called
them and the two headed off to the cabin.
They stood on either
sides of Acp, as Acp smiled at Ira- Mere do senior officers..
Ira- Senior Inspector
Abhijeet and Senior Inspector Daya. Jaanti hoon. (She smiled)
Acp- Haan toh batao.
Kaise madad karun?
Anu took out a photo
from her purse and kept it on the table in the front. Acp took it up and then
handed it to his men- Yeh toh bideshi lagti hai.
Ira- Tracy naam hai
uski. UK se aayi thi.
Abhijeet- Thi? Matlab
woh gayab hai?
Ira and Anu looked at
Anu- Aapko kaise pata?
Nahi, main bas guess ki!
Ira- Haan theek kaha
aapne. (Looks at Acp) Ek saal se gayab hai.
Acp- Hummein zara
shuruwat se bataiye. Kya kab kaise hua?
Ira- Theek hain.
Timeline order ki tarah sab batati hoon. Paanch saal pehle, meri Dad retirement
ki pehle second last posting Indore mein tha. Ma unke saath rehti thi aur mein
tab college mein. Indore main. Tabhi meri pehli mulakaat hui Tracy ke saath. UK
mein meri did rehti hai. Usne humaarei pata di thi Tracy ko. She wanted to
study at Indore at my college. Humaarein saath rehti thi. Hum saath saath dost bhi
ban gayi thi. College jab khatam hua, tabhi mere Dad ki transfer hua Delhi
mein. Tab Tracy bhi humaarein saath aayi. Aise, chaar saal mit gaye.
Delhi mein meri dost
Anu humaarei pass cchutti ke liye aayi thi. Hum teeno- Mein, Tracy aur Anu-
saath milke bahut ghoomne ke liye bahar jaati thi. Tabhi ek din humne ek aadmi
Anu ki doston aur
cousins, Ajay, Rahul, Viren, Sweta, Simran aur hum teeno Agra jaa rahe thi. Ek
dhaba mein ruki. Ussi dhaba ki picche ek chota chawl tha.
Tracy ek bholebhaali
ladki thi. Humesha soch thi ki sab acchei log hai, koi bura nahi ho sakta. Yeh
uski bhool tha. Kissi ko shaq bhi nahi kiya karte thei. Usne ussi chawl mein,
hummein beena bataate, chale gayi, apni camera ke saath.
Jab mein, Anu aur Viren
usko piccha karke waha pahuchi, hummein dekha ki Tracy aaraam se ek ped ke
nicheki beithne ki sthan mein beith rahi thi. Aur ek aadmi uski saamne beith
raha tha. Apas mein baat kar raha thei aur hans raha thei. Woh Rakesh tha.
Bahut hi gadbad aadmi lag raha tha. Hum Tracy ke pass gaye aur usne kaha ki
Rakesh uski guide banna chaahtei thei. Mere toh hosh udd gayi aur Anu ne chup
chaap Tracy ko uthayi aur le gayi. Main aur Viren Rakesh ko bhaga diya.
Acp sir, tab se yeh
Rakesh Tracy ki piccha nahi cchoda.
Anu then began- Acp
sir. Hum jaha jaati thi waha hum usko dekhti thi. Dur khare hokar uspe nazara
rahktei hue. We didn't like it. Agra se waapus gaayi Delhi tabhi bhi piccha
nahi cchoda. Hum police ko bataayi, Ira ki dad ko bhi. Police ki warning ki
baawarjud usne Tracy ki piccha nahi cchoda. Tracy ko yeh sab pata nahi tha. She
was so innocent and simple ki hum usko dekbhaal karne laga, ek baar bhi akeli
nahi cchoda. Aur ek baar usne humaarein saath ek disco bar mein gayi thi. Rakesh
usko kidnap karne ki koshish ki, help karne ki bahaane mein.
Daya- Woh kaise?
Anu- Tracy wash room se
humaare pass aa rahi thi aur kho gayi thi. She was asking around tabhi Rakesh
aaya tha. Rakesh usko help karne ki bahaane mein usko baahar le jaa rahe thei.
Tabhi humaarein saath jo aur aurtei thei, usme se ek waha ayi thi aur Tracy ko
Rakesh se dur ki. Rakesh naraaz hote jaa rahe tha lekin ek bouncer ko dekhkar
Acp- Delhi. (Shook his
Abhijeet- Kya uske baad
woh hoshiyaar hui?
Ira- Nahi. She was
telling us ki beena sabuth kissiko shaq mat kiya karo. She never understood.
But we did.
Anu- Kuch deeno ke
baadTracy waapus jaane waali thi Uk mein. Visa khatam hone waalei thei. Mein
USA waapus jaane ki taiyaari ki aur Ira Mumbai aane waali thi, ek nayi naukri
ki khoj mein.
Tracy wanted to visit
Mumbai. Toh hum teeno yaha aayi thi, mazaa bhi ki. Rakesh nahi tha toh hum
sochs ki sab theek hai. Yehi humaarein bhool hua. Pata nahi kaise hua.
Ira- Theek UK jaane ki
do hafte ki pehle Tracy Pune jaane chaahti thi. Akeli. Do din ke liye. Hum soch
ki theek hai. Jaane do.
Ira stopped and closed
her eyes. Anu squeezed her hand.
Anu- Pune se woh UK
jaane waali thi.
Daya- Pune se UK? Pune
ki international airport abhi bhi under construction.
Ira- Pata hai. She was
supposed to come straight to Mumbai airport and then leave.
Anu- Mein USA chali
gayi aur Ira Kolkata gayi apne nani ke pass. Tracy Pune chale gayi. We had a
lovely slumber-cum-farewell party. Then she left.
Anu became emotional.
Ira squeezed her arm and continued.
Humaari zimedaar tha
aur hum nahi nibhayi. That was the last time we saw Tracy. Hummein pata nahi
tha ki woh gayab hone waali thi.
Theek ek mahin pehle
mujhe Tracy ki mom ne phone ki. Usne mujhe puccha ki Tracy kyon ab tak UK nahi pahuccha.
Tracy ne uski ma ko kehdiya ki usko waapus jaane mein dere hoga. Ek saal pehle
Tracy ki last call apne ma ke pass aayi thi, Mumbai-Pune highway se.
Anu- Ira ne mujhe
batayi. Usne police ke pass FIR file ki, missing report file ki. Tracy ki mum
ko abhi bhi khud ki visa nahi mila toh Ira ne bahut hi koshish ki Tracy ko
Ira- Teen din pehle
Mumbai sheher main ek Police award and reunion ceremony hui.
Anu then tells the
story of how they came across Rakesh in a waiter's garb.
Ira- Tabhi mere shaq
hua. Faraar hai. Agar kuch nahi kiya hota toh nahi bhaag jaata usne.
There was a silence in
the cabin as Ira and Anu controlled their emotions and collected themselves.
Anu- Acp sir. I have
come here to Ira to help investigate. We want to help you to hunt for him!
Ira- Acp sir. Please
take up this case. Waha Tracy ki ma itni pareshaan hote jaa rahi hai. Apne
bacchein ki baarei mein socho!
The officers were slightly
flustered but controlled themselves.
Acp- Hum koshish
Ira- Acp Pradyuman sir.
Koshish mat bolo. Aapko karna hi hoga. Please namumkin ko mumkin kardijye.
Abhijeet smiled- Iraji.
Aapne theek kaha. Hum aapko madad karunga.
Daya and Acp looked at
each other then at Abhijeet.
Acp- Ira. Anu. We will
help you. Lekin hum Delhi se shuru karunga.
Daya- Shayad woh Delhi
waapus gaye hai ho. Hum bas tehklikat karunga.
Anu- Theek hai. Ira,
they are doing their jobs, na? Relax.
Ira- Haan Anu. You are
right. (Looks at Acp) We want to help.
Abhijeet- Haan bilkool.
Ek baat batao. Aur kuch bata sakte ho? Rakesh ke baarei mein? Woh Agra ki dhaba
ki chawl ke baarei mein? Ya kuch aisi suraag, aise ajeeb baat?
Ira- Haan. Ek ajeeb
baat toh hui mere saath. Chei mahin pehle, jab mujhe nahi pata tha Tracy ki gayab
hone ki baarei mein, tab mere Dad mere pass aayi thi. Hum Lonavala ki saraf jaa
rahi thi gaadi mein. Tab mere Dad ne retire kar chukka tha.
Ek cchota sa chai stall
pe ruka humne. Tabhi ek adbhoot khusbhoo aayi mere pass. I looked around and
smelled. Meine dekha ek gaayi.
Daya- Gaayi? Matlab
Ira nodded- Haan.
Acp- Cow se Khusboo?
Ira- Yehi baat maine
chai wala ko puccha. Chai wala ne kaha ki yeh ek stray cow picchle ek din pehle
yahi par pahuccha. Toh chai wala ne usko rakhliya. Kehte lage ki gayi ek
auspicion hai uske liye.
Acp sir. Yeh khusboo ek
aisi perfume se aaye jo Tracy use kiya karte thei. Lavender-Jasmine perfume. Ek
khaas, strong and spice jaise scent. And I wondered, ki aise perfume ki smell
ek cow se kaise aayega!
Ira- Ab toh mujhe shaq
hai, ki jaha se uss cow aaya hai waha kuch na kuch hi hai.
Abhijeet agreed and
Daya-Acp glance at each other.
Acp thought and looked
at Abhijeet-Daya- Delhi jaane ki taiyaar karo. Suhaani ko bataao ki tum dono
waha pe jaa rahe ho. Waha se Rakesh ki tracking shuru karo. Meanwhile, hum Pune
As Anu and Ira were
going towards the bureau entrance-exit, Sachin smiled at them, smirking. Ira
stopped, looked at him, walked towards him.
Why are you laughing?
Ladkiyon ko CID bureau mein kabhi nahi dekha?
Vineet jumped to
Sachin's defence- Nahi madam aise baat nahi. Woh bas aapko salute kar rahe hai.
Anu- Salute? (Coming
Sachin and Vineet began
to stammer. Abhijeet and Daya came there.
Abhijeet- (To the
officers) Kya hua ain?
Shreya- Sir, Sachin was
smiling because in dono officers' ki betiyaan hain.
Ira lost her cool.
Stifling her temper, she coldly said- Sharam nahi aayi? Kabhi police officers
ki family ko aamna saamna nahi ki? Yaha ek bahut bade serious situation hua hai
aur yaha tum log hanse rahe ho, humaare mazaak udade ho?
Anu- What is wrong in
being police officers' daughters?
Abhijeet- Anu ji.
Iraji. Aaplog chaliye, main isko sambhaalta hoon. Ussi taraf se sorry. Kal
subhei hum milte hai Delhi jaane ke liye!
Anu and Ira glared and
Abhijeet turned to
Sachin- What is wrong with you?
Sachin and Vineet
immediately excused themselves, apologizing and became busy. In the corner,
Purvi-Shreya were chuckling.
Shreya- Accha daant
Purvi- Ab usko
realization hua hai!
Abhijeet and Daya began
on the case.
Daya- Abhijeet. Yeh
Rakesh humaare records mein nahi hai.
Abhijeet- Haan Daya.
Naya hai yeh mujhrim ya phir kissiko pata nahi hai uske baarei mein.
Daya- Boss. Suhaani ko
phone kiya? Woh toh Delhi CID mein hai.
Abhijeet- Haan. Maine
phone ki. Yeh Ira aur Anu Suhaani jaise hai. Bahut bahaduri aur samajhdaari
Next morning, at Delhi
airport, Abhijeet, Daya, Freddy, Purvi, and Anu-Ira arrived. Suhaani and some
Delhi officers greeted them.
Shaking hands with
Abhijeet, Daya, Freddy and Purvi, Suhaani turned to Ira and Anu- Hi. Abhi sir,
I mean, Abhijeet sir ne mujhe sab kuch bataya hai. Hum investigation shuru ki.
Ira smiled- Thanks
Anu- Ab hum kaise madad
Suhaani- Please call me
Suhaani. (Smiles) Ab hummein wahi jagah dikhao jaha pehli baar uss kutte ko
Ira and Anu warmed up
at once to Suhaani- Theek hain!
Suhaani- Pehle aap sab
They soon reached the
highway, on the way to Agra. Ira had the police convoy stopped at a small
dhaba. The chawl area was distinctly visible behind it.
Suhaani- What were you
all doing when she went there?
Ira- We were here,
having tea and pakodas.
Abhijeet- (To the dhaba
wala) Bhai saab, hum log CID se. Zara hummein bataye, kya Rakesh naam ki koi
aadmi aaya hai yaha pe? (He showed him the photo of Rakesh which the caterer
company gave Ira's father.)
Dhabawala- Haan, yeh
yaha pe rehta tha. Ek saal ho gaya yaha nahi aaya. Uska ek dost hai. Brij. Woh
bhi yaha nahi hai.
Ira- Brij? Yaani Brij
jo naukar ka kaam kiya karta tha?
Dhabawala agreed and
Ira said to the officers- Yeh Brij shayad wahi hoga jo humaare naukar tha. Dad
ki retirement baad mere parivar toh Kolkata waapus gaye. Tab tak yeh Brij kaam
Suhaani- I see.
The team then went to
the chawl. The girls showed the CID the tree under which they first saw Rakesh.
They then went through the chawl to the small shack Rakesh used to live in.
There was no one inside, and Daya slammed open the door.
In the two room shack,
the officers found lots of pictures of girls on the wall. In one corner were
stacked bags of ladies belongings. Bags, shoes, hair lumps, handkerchiefs,
clothes and private belongings, cosmetics, junk jewelry and many other stuff
that women use. Everyone looked around, shocked. Purvi was going through some
bags and found Tracy's candid pictures and a perfume bottle.
Purvi asked Ira- Yeh
perfume bottle. Kya yehi-
Ira- Haan! Yeh toh
Tracy ki hai! (She then looked at the photos) By god, yeh sab photos! Kab liya
usne? Yeh sab kaise mila usne! Mere ghar pe agar jaata tha toh mere Dad ka
guards ne usko nikal dete thei!
Abhijeet- Shayad yeh Brij
Anu interrupts- Ira
tumhe yaad hai? Woh dusra naukar? Jo bahut chori kiya karte thei tumhaari ghar
se? Aunty ne usko ghar se nikal de thei!
Ira- Haan! Shayad wohi
hoga. (She turned to Abhijeet) Officer. Shayad Raghav hoga. Brij ke saath aate
jaate thei. Har baar jab aate thei tab kuch na kuch ghar se gayab hote jaate
thei. Ek din range haath pakda gaye, aur Mom ne usko ghar se nikaal diya.
Zaroor iska kaam hoga.
The officers continued
searching, when one of Suhaani's officers called them to the back of the little
house. There was a courtyard with lots of dug up mud. Abhijeet, Daya and Suhaani
exchanged meaningful looks, and Suhaani asked Ira and Anu to stay back, as the
courtyard may produce-
Ira completed for her-
Skeletons. Suhaani, we have not been born yesterday. Don't worry about us.
The mud was
investigated, one skeleton after another was found. There was an air of shock
and disbelief, as very old skeletons were dug out. The total number was
thirteen so far. All were female skeletons.
My god- Abhijeet
exclaimed- Itne saare aur kissiko pata nahi tha? Yeh Rakesh aur Brij aur Raghav
teeno milke ghirona kaam karte jaa raha tha aur- (He shook his head solemnly)
Anu- Kahin Tracy-
Ira- No Anu dont think
or say that. Let the Forensics first prove it.
Abhijeet, Daya and
Suhaani were amazed at Ira's sound knowledge and common sense.
Abhijeet-(In his usual
admiration) Haan bilkool, Iraji. Bilkool. Anuji, forensic science prove karega.
But I am sure tumhara dost ko kuch nahi hua (He smiled and then turned to the
Suhaani stared at her
uncle and then at Daya, questioningly. Daya shrugged innocently.
When the skeletons were
collected, fifteen in totality, the officers went through the stuff at the
house. It was then when Suhaani questioned Daya in whispers.
Daya sir, yeh sab? Abhi
mama ko kya hua? Achaanak itna sweet-sweet bartav.
Daya- Mujhe kuch nahi
pata Suhaani! Tum puccho usko.
Suhaani- Nahi, by god.
Khair, rehne do.
Back at the police
guest house, Ira and Anu were sitting on a sofa, deep in thoughts. Suhaani
brought in cups of coffee for them and they gratefully took the cups.
Suhaani- Ira. Anu. I
promise you that Tracy will be traced. And agar usko kuch bhi hua, toh bhi
Rakesh ko nahi cchodungi.
Purvi came in with a
tray of some hot pakodas- Le lo. Garam garam. Thoda aaraam payega.
Ira and Anu smiled at
In Mumbai, Acp, Sachin,
Shreya and Vineet went along the highway towards Lonavala.
Shreya- Sir. Purvi ne
report diya ki un kankaal mein se koi Tracy ki nahi hai.
Acp- Thank god.
Sachin- Magar sir ek
baat samajh nahi aa raha hai. Tracy ki DNA kaha se mila?
Acp- Ira ke pass Tracy
ki comb tha. She left it behind at Ira's. Ussi comb Ira ne le gaye thei,
pehchaan ke liye. Abhijeet ne kaha ki Ira ne pehle se taiyaar tha.
Sachin- Sir, ek baat
Acp (Irritated)- Uff
ullu ke patthe, aur kya nahi samjha. Humaare pass waqt nahi. Road par
tablet-like machine) Sir. Ira ne batayi thi ki ussi dhaba ke pehle ek cchota
gaon ki school, ek cchota Hanuman ka mandir aur ek bada sa ped aayega.
Sachin- Sir, yeh sab
Ira ko kaise yaad hoga cchei mahin ke baad?
Shreya- Sachin sir. Ira
har baar Lonavala jaate hai. Issi liye yeh raasta acchi tarase jaanti hai.
Just then a school came
up, then a mandir was passed by (The officers folded their palms and touched
their foreheads) and then they saw an unusually big banyan tree. Just at the
corner was a dhaba.
The car stopped. They
got down and walked towards the dhaba wala.
Kahiye? Kya piyoge? Kya
Kuch nahi bhaisaab-
Sachin said slightly rudely- Hum Cid se samjhe?
Toh cidwaalein chai
Sachin was taken aback
and Acp replied, with a glance at Sachin- Accha theek hain chaar cups chai do.
He looked around and
then asked, as the four cups were being prepared- Accha ek baat batao. Cchei
mahin pehle ek baap aur beti aaye thei yaha pe. Beti ne kehne hai ki yaha ek
gayi hai jisse ek perfume ka khusboo aa raha tha. Kaha hai yeh cow?
Saab, woh yahi pe hai.
Mere dhaba ki picche mere ghar hai aur mere ek cchota digha hai. Kuch murag aur
gayi hai waha pe.
Shreya- Sir. Jab Ira ne
dekha uss gayi ko tab perfume ki scent acchi tarase aaya tha. Teen-chaar din
mein kahi se aaya tha jaha yeh perfume ka source aaya. Uske baad yaha last
roka. Ab cchei mahin ke baad perfume scent toh nahi hoga!
Acp- Accha Shreya ek
baat batao. Strong ladies perfume kitne din, beena nahar ke, been kuch cchuate,
reh sakte hain.
Shreya- Kam se kam ek
Acp- Matlab yaha aane k
eek din pehle yeh gayi kahi par roka jaha pe kuch toh hua tha.
Chaiwala- Saab aaplog
ek gayi ke bare mein kyon pucch rahe ho?
Acp- Woh baat cchodo.
Tum batao, yeh gayi kiss saraf se aaya tha?
Lonavala ki saraf se.
Acp- Lonavala? O I see!
The CID team went ahead
towards Lonavala, looking for anything suspicious. Ahead, on almost reaching
outskirts of Lonavala, the team saw a small shack. It looked like an abandoned
cow shed. There were lots of hay bales and stocks. Near the cow shed was an
abandoned shack, looking like a former tea stall- cum- living quarters of some
Acp wondered as the
team got down. There was not a single person around, not even a cow, goat or
chicken. Acp sent shreya and Vineet to see the stall. He and Sachin went to the
shed where they found loads of dirt hay. On further investigation, a woman's
bag, shoes, jacket and a passport were found. It was Tracy's. Meanwhile at the
stall, Shreya and Vineet found a man with a cut throat. He looked familiar and
then Shreya checked her cell phone, where Purvi had sent her some pictures. The
man was identified as Raghav.
The team was in a
shock. Two crimes had happened and no one knew it.
At Delhi, the news of
dead Raghav and Tracy's belongings being found reached Ira and Anu. They were
filled with hope and disgust.
Abhijeet, Daya, Freddy,
Purvi and Suhaani set out to find out whether Rakesh had fled back to Delhi or
former haunts were Freddy and some Delhi officers. They raided all bars and
disco-bars, slapped people who refused to co-operate and even made small
arrests. But no information about Rakesh was found.
Suhaani and Purvi and a
few Delhi officers went to families and friends of Rakesh, Raghav and Brij.
Making arrests after arrests, they slapped and forced people to give
It was Abhijeet and
Daya, who on investigation stumbled upon a paanwaala, who happened to be Suhaani's
Paanwaala- Rahgav, Brij
aur Rakesh? Haan. Kaafhi baar aa chuke hai yeh dono yahaa pe. Bhut daru pike
yahaa pe paan khaate thei.
Abhijeet- Accha. Toh
aate jaate thei, ain. Kuch aur bata sakte ho? Yahaa waapus aaya hai kya?
Paanwaala- Saab, ek
saal ki pehle ki baat hai. Ek din yeh teeno yahaa aake achaanak Mumbai jaane ke
baat kar raha. Baat to mujhse nahi, aapas mein baat ho raha tha. Main toh bas
sun raha tha. Mamuli paanwala hoon. Roz koi na koi aate hai.
Daya- Kaam ke baat
Paanwaala- Yeh logo ne
kehte lage ki ek firangi uski doston ke saath Mumbai jaane waale hai. Rakesh
aur Raghav plan kar raha tha waha jaane ki. Waha pe kaha aur kaise jaayega yeh
nahi maaloom. (Thoughtfully pausing) Par ek baat hai saab. Kuch din pehle Brij
yaha pe to aaya tha!
Abhijeet- Accha? Kab?
Paanwaala- Yeh koi
chaar-paanch din pehle?
Daya- Accha. Kya kehne
Paanwaala- Saab woh
naukar ki naukri dhoondh rahe hai.
Abhijeet- Kaha milega
The paanwaala gave the
two an approximate address, and the duo went off.
Reaching Chandni Chowk,
the duo went through the crowds, and reached one of the many narrow lanes. A
lonely one room house stood at the dead end. They knocked.
A disheveled man opened
the door. Abhijeet and Daya smelled alcohol, dust, uneaten food odour, unwashed
body odour all at once. Wrinkling their noses, they disgustedly asked the man
Man- Brij abhi Canaught
Place mein hai. Kaun hai tu?
Abhijeet- CID Mumbai.
Phir se police. Heh.
Daya- Phir se matlab?
Man- Kabhi kabhi police
aate jaate hai, usko poochtaach karne ke liye. Baut mujhrim ko jaante hai woh!
Abhijeet- Daya (in
whispers) Yeh Ira ki dad toh police officer tha. Kyon nahi pata tha?
Daya- Boss. Maybe usne chori
kiya karte thei aur phas gaya Raghav ne. Uske jaake poochte hai.
Abhijeet- (To the man)
Waise tu iska kaun?
Man- Saath rehta hoon.
Daya- Dost. Toh tu bata
sakte ho woh kaha milega?
At the Canaught Place,
the duo walked through the shopping centre and went under a small shop which
sold childrens's toys. An elderly man greeted them- Jee kahiya? Aapki bachi ke
liye kya doon?
Abhijeet and Daya
suddenly remembered Vrinda.
Abhijeet- Bhai, hum log
CID se, aur agar aap humme madad kar sakte ho, toh hum ek nahi, do khilonei
Shopkeeper- Jee zaroor!
Kaise madad karun?
Daya- Yahaa Brij kaam
karte hai, aapke saath. Kaha hai woh?
Shopkeeper- Chai ley aa
Abhijeet- Arre wah,
jaldi jaldi jawaab de diya!
(The duo while waiting
selected two toys for little Vrinda and a couple of Dog toys for Rocker)
Moments later, Brij
ambled in, with two cups- Yeh lo sethji!
He then was about to go
behind the counter, when-
Abhijeet- (While coming
up with Daya) Itna jaldi hai kya bhaisaab?
Brij- Matlab? Kaun hai
Daya- Abey, aaraam se
baat karo, itna gussa kyon bhaii?
Brij- O. (He looked at
shopkeeper then at duo) Tu aise baat kyon kar rahe ho?
Abhijeet- Hum Tracy se
milne aaya hoon.
Brij- Tracy? Kaun
Tracy? (He became sweaty and nervous)
Daya- Arre beta,
pasinda kyon cchut raha hai?
Brij wiped his sweat
off and denied.
Abhijeet- Accha beta,
yeh Rakesh aur Raghav kaha hai?
Brij got scared-
K-k-kaun ho tumlog!?
Daya- Tera sasuraal aur
tera baap (Slapped)
In the Delhi CID
headquarters, Brij was sitting in the interrogation room, sobbing, bruised all
Suhaani, Freddy and Purvi stood before him.
Abhijeet- Ab batao tera
Brij- Saab, hum teeno
chor hai. Mein jaha jah kaam karta tha waha se chori kartha tha. Raghav mujhe
madad karta tha aur ek din pakda gaya tha. Usne mera naam nahi diya issi liye
kissiko pata nahi tha ki mein bhi ek chor hoon!
Daya- Rakesh iss waqt
kaha hai? Aur usko kaise pata chala ki Tracy Mumbai jaani waali thi?
Brij- Maine sun liya
tha issko baat kehte hue. Maine Raghav aur Rakesh ko bata diya. Rakesh usko
pasand karta tha.
Abhijeet- Chup! Sharam
nahi aaye! Maalik ka namak khaya aur unka mehmaan ko dhoka dena!
Daya- Ab chup chaap
bata de, kaha hai Rakesh?
Brij, looking scared-
M-M-Mumbai se P-P-Pune mein bhaag gaya!
Abhijeet- Accha? Ab
bata, kaha pe? Nahi toh goli marunga.
On receiving Abhijeet's
call, Acp and his team went off to Pune to the address given by Brij. It was a
godown where trucks were kept. The manager there told them that some one by the
name of Rakesh borrowed one of his drivers and trucks and was on his way to
The CID jeep was on its
way. Hurriedly it went along the highway, searching for the truck with the
license number given to them.
Along the way, they saw
an abandoned truck. The plate number matched, and the team went to check. The
driver was in his seat, having a smoke. Sachin roughly got him down. Vineet
opened the back of the truck.
Acp saw a woman's dead
body. Her hands and feet were tied up. Her face was bludgeoned.
Acp took a photo from
his pocket- My god! Yeh toh Tracy hai! Dekho, wahi kapda, jaise photo mein hai!
The team was in a
shock. It was too late now to save a young girl. Nlood boiling, Acp stormed to
the driver and violently shook him, holding his cruff of neckand shirt collar-
Kaha hai woh Rakesh? Kaha bhaagne ki taiyaari Tracy ki laash ke saath? BOL!
The man started sobbing
that Rakesh gave him money to abandon the dead body in Goa, and he had stooped
to take a smoke. He also informed them that Rakesh was talking of going back to
Daya and Abhijeet came
into the Delhi CID interrogation room again. Menacingly they walked towards
Brij who started sweating.
Daya- (Rolling up his
shirt sleeves) Ab tujhe bataana hoga Rakesh kaha hai.
Brij- Saab! Saab, maine
bataa diya! Saab!
gun out) Tere ko bola na, goli marunga? Jhooth kyon kaha?
Brij- Saab mujhe nahi
pata saab! Sach mein!
Daya- Tu aise nahi
Abhijeet- Dekh. Abh bhi
time hai. Bataa do nahi toh tera kya haal hoga tujhe pata nahi.
Brij was now sweating
profusely, his eyes shifty.
Suhaani entered- Dekh
kaaliya. Tere ko inn dono ne wahi haal karega jo bahut saare ko kiya. Ab saale,
bataa de varna.
Brij started weeping-
Saab cchodiye! Bataata hoon!
Suhaani- Toh BOL!
Brij- Saab woh yehi pe
hai. Woh abhi abhi Delhi mein hai. Cchupa hua hai. Lekin pata nahi kaha. Phone
mein baat kiya karta hoon!
It was night time.
Noida-Gurgaon highway. Brij came to the road and looked around. A few chawl
houses were clustered in one corner. He noticed a bench. He sat there.
What seemed like hours
later, a man came up to him. It was Rakesh.
Rakesh- Eh bhai e, tu
mujhe milne ke kyon bulaaya?
Brij looked around- CID
tere picche kutte ke tarah pad gaye! Bhaag jaa!
Rakesh- Kya! Dhokebaaj!
Phone mein kyon nahi bataaye! (Loking around, terrified)
plainsclothed police officers pounced on him and Brij.
At seeing this
commotion, the chawl members rushed forth, protesting.
A gun was fired in the
air and the crowd stopped. It was Suhaani.
Bhai log. Apne behenai,
patnion, ma aur betiyaan ki bare mein socho! Yeh do gunegaar panra ladkiyan ko
khoon kiya hai. Agar kissine ek aur shabd kaha ya ek aur movement ki, toh
seedha jail ki andar hoga, mujhrim ko madad karne ki jhurm mein!
Everyone became silent.
Suhaani turned around and looked at Rakesh and nodded at her men to take the
Ira and Anu were
silently standing next to Tracy's weeping parents. In front of them were Rakesh
and Brij at the table, surrounded by Mumbai CID team and Suhaani, some Delhi CID
officers, in the Mumbai CID Bureau.
Rakesh- Maine usko
bahut chaahtha tha. Lekin har baar meine fail ki, in ladkion ke verjade (He
meant Ira and Anu). Bahut pyar ki. Ek din mujhe pata chala ki woh Mumbai mein
hogi. Toh mein chup chupke use Mumbai mein mila. Mujhe pata tha ki yeh dono
usko yahaa aake akeli cchodenge. (Anu and Ira disgustedly shut their eyes)
Maine usko bola ki Pune
jaaoge? Usne haan kehdiya toh maine bola ki theek hain akeli jaana padega,
beena kissike bataaye! Itna bholi bhaali! Itna bharosa kiya! (He smirked,
smacking his lips, and then looking at Abhijeet and Daya) Maal hai maal! Woh
Daya slapped him
Rakesh smiled, his hand
on his cheedk- Maaro na, maaro, aur maaro! Kya milega!
Kyon maara usko?
Rakesh- Maara? Arre
pyaar kiya maine usko! Socha woh bhi pyar! Lekin usne mujhe dhoka diya! Maine
usko jab Pune le jaa raha tha, maine bola ki Pune mein shaadi karte hai. Usne
bahut hasne lagi, kehte lagi ki mazak mat karo. Woh kuchi deeno mein UK jaane
waali hain. Mein usko dhamkaya. Aur maine kya mila?
Usne bhaagne koshish
ki! Aur Raghav ne mujhe madad ki, kidnap karke mere liye Lonavala jaane ki
raasta pe ek gayyi ka jagah pe rakhliya. Mein usko (He laughed and winked at
CID and everyone was shocked and nauseated) Main usko barbad ki, uske baad ley
gaya aur maar daala! (He laughed) Maarna nahi chaahta tha baaki ladkiyon ki
tarah magar kya karun?
arrived there with reports- Jhooth! Tum jhooth bol rahe ho! (Slams the reports
on the table) Pradyuman. Jo ladki ki laash truck mein mila woh Tracy nahi hai!
Suhaani- Kya? Matlab
Tracy shayad zinda hai?
Ira and Anu looked at
each other while Tracy's parents could not understand what was going on.
Before anyone could
react, Suhaani rushed forth and with all her force,pushed Rakesh to the floor
from the chair, kicked him in the guts and punched him in the ears and eyes-
Bata! Tracy kaha hai? Bata h***********! B******! Kaha hai Tracy. She kept on
kicking him and then she whipped him with her belt.
Scared, Brij spoke out-
Suhaani stopped and
turned on him- BOL!
Brij- Lonavala mein ek
chaiwala hai, ussike pass hai. Rakesh usko waha rakh diya taaki baad mein
waapus jaake kahi aur pe ley jaa sakta hai.
This time it was Ira
and Anu who pounced on Rakesh and Brij, hitting them and giving them karate
kicks. Suhaani, Purvi and Shreya calmed them down.
Acp- Tracy zinda hai.
Sachin, tum aur Shreya uss chai wala ko arrest karo. Suhaani, tum bhi jao.
Suhaani offered Anu,
Ira and Tracy's family to go with tem. Meanwhile the rest turned to the two.
Acp- Raghav aur baaki
ladkion ko kyon maara.
Brij- Rakesh Raghav ko
humesha chup kar diya, taaki usne kissiko na baatay! Aur woh sab ladkion ko
Rakesh kidnap karke barabad karke maar daalta tha.
Nauseated the officers
were totally disgusted. Acp was so angry he gave Rakesh a slap- Ley jao isko!
Mujhe cchod do saab! 9Abhijeet slapped him)
The two men were taken
At the Lonavala
highway, the chai wala got arreasted. Officers raided his shack and found a
dehydrated, traumatized Tracy. She was kept alive for a purpose for a year and
was just broken down and gagged. Ira and Anu hugged her, and Tracy's parents
embraced her tightly. Suhaani led the way to the ambulance waiting.
It was almost a week
later, when Anu and Ira entered the CID bureau with Suhaani. Acp greeted them.
Tracy kaha hai. Kaise
Ira- Tracy UK mein hai.
Anu- We came to thank
They handed a box to
Cake. Aap sab ke liye.
Arre kya zaroori tha!
Ira- Relax Acp sir, yeh
koi ishwar nahi hai. Just acknowledgment of thanks.
Acp- Tum dono bahaduri
ho! Award milna chaahiye!
Ira cuts in- Award?
Kaisa award? Award taaki hum rakh sakte hai, dunia ko dekhne ke liye? Award?
Hmp. Acp sir. I know ki police apne duty karte hain . Lekin uss din award do
jis din sach mein society crime-free hota hai. Lekin uss din kab aayega?
Awards dene mein kya
hota hai? Jo mar gaye woh waapus aa sakte hai? Jo jhurm hua woh kabhi reversed
ho sakta hai? Bahut saare jagah pe kahi na kahi kuch na kuch jhurm ho raha hai.
Insaniyet ki koi jagah nahi. Agar har school har college jaake har student ko
batao ki usko apne ko bacha ne ke liye kya kya taarikha use kar sakte hai,
tabhi toh society acche ho sakta hai. Lekin yeh namumkin hai. Police busy hai,
humesha busy hai. Lekin crimes hote jaa rahe hai. Agar society mature nahi hai,
yeh sab award dene ka matlab kys hota hai? Ek bahadur insaan ki jaan bhi khatre
mein ho sakta hai.
Anu- Ira calm down.
They are just saying. (Turns to Acp) Sorry, par mere dost ko accha jhatka laga
hai. Tracy ki parivar bhi hummein blame kiya hai. Tracy hates us and India.
Ira- Wahi toh hoga.
Agar har parivar mein har ladke ko kaha jaata hai ki apne ma-behen-beti-patni
ko izzat kare, tabhi toh bideshi ladkiyon ko respect kiya jaata tha. Society ki
koi parvah nahi hai.
Anu-Ira lets go.
Ira- Sorry Acp sir. I
really want thank you for saving Tracy. Lekin yeh sab praise, award, bahaduri
baat, bharat ,mahan ki baat mat kiya karo. Agar award dena hai toh sab ke sab
do. Har aadmi aurr aurat ko do. Kyonki hum sab aise society mein struggle karte
hoon, apne security aur dusre ki security ki bare main sochte hoon. Tracy ko
dena chaayie tha, aise pervert ke pass bachne ke liye. (Ira stopped and turned
Sachin- Maam I want to
Ira- Not interested.
Rehne do. Instead of worrying about society-
Ira stopped and left.
Anu turned and thanked
Acp and apologized for her friend's sudden emotional outburst. She then left.
The bureau was silent.
Everyone stood, deep in thoughts.
Suhaani looked at her
former colleagues and felt sorry for them. She decided to cheer things up.
Wow! Dark chocolate
cake!- She excitedly opened the box.
No one said anything.
The junior officers stared at Suhaan's audacity.
Suhaani- O praddy
uncle! (Acp looked at her) Cheer up! Woh ladki thodi upset thi! Cheer up1
Abhi mama, ek baat
batao. Iss baar pyaar se kyon nahi bola 'haan Iraji, haan Iraji?'
Abhijeet looked at her
confused, and Daya and Acp suddenly felt like smiling.
Suhaani- Daya uncle,
zara mera mamako pyaar se bataana! (She winked, and Daya and Acp now fully
By then the others were
also cheered up.
Suhaani turned to
Sachin- Cheer up Sachin, iss baar koi number nahi mila. Par next time agar
kissi officer ki beti ko milo toh wahi prasna mat karna. Dekhna, number asaanse
Sachin was trying to
protest. Purvi and Shreya and Vineet started sniggering.
Suhaani- Freddy sir!
Freddy looked at her
then at others and grinned.
Suhaani- LO BAHI, Mein
Salunkhe sir ko bulaati hoon. Aaraam se cake cut, eat aur uske baad mein Vrinda
(She ran off)
Abhijeet- Sir.. yeh
Daya- Boss. Usne sahi
kaha. Tum har baar jaise Tarika kiya karte thei waise… (He laughed)
Acp agreed and then
Abhijeet- Arre. Main
bas izzat.. (Sheepish, he also began to laugh) Yeh Suhaani kabhi nahi badlengi!
Salunkne and Suhaani
eneterd, and everyone laughed and cheered.
The bureau echoed with