The police have issued a notice to former Madhya Pradesh Cricket Association joint secretary Alpesh Shah to appear before it by December 5. Shah has been accused of molestation by a U-19 cricketer.
On Tuesday evening, the police went to Shah’s residence in Scheme no. 74 and found his house locked. They then pasted the notice outside his residence.
“We went to Shah’s residence many times, only to find the door locked. There was no one present at home. Shah has not turned up for questioning and to record his statement which is an offence in itself,” said investigation officer Y V Mishra of Tukoganj police station.
The police have deployed search teams to look for Shah and all check points across the city have been put on alert to ensure that he doesn’t move out of city.
Shah has been absconding ever since the case of molestation was filed against him. “We have listened to the complainant (U-19 woman cricketer) and have taken her statement. However, Shah has not made himself available for any explanation,” the police said.
According to sources, even Shah’s family members were unavailable at their residence. The staff at MPCA too expressed ignorance on his whereabouts.