The Stranger (Part-17).....
Meera suddenly gets a call from Sangeeta. She took the call and wished her. Then Sangeeta spoke, "Meera, what happened? It's a long time since you made any call. I heard that you had some problems couple of days back. What happened? Who are they? Are you ok? You might be thinking how could I know this? I met Sara aunty in the bus yesterday and she just told me. I thought of calling you yesterday, but was bit busy and returned home late night. Now I thought to call you and if you say can come and see you." Meera listened to Sangeeta and replied, "Thanks dear. I am now doing better. I am asked by doctor to take rest. It will be always my pleasure to meet you. I will let you know later about our meeting. Now let me have a nap. Will it be ok dear?" Sangeeta said yes to Meera and their phone got disconnected.
Meera's anxiety increased. After few minutes her door bell rang. Meera opened it and saw Ashok is standing there along with his one of the staffs. Meera let them be inside and then locked the door. Ashok said, " Meera, I had come here to get that proof of Ajit. Yes our IT cell staff is with me now. Let us finish that quickly and I have to go for other assignments. " Meera took them to her dsktop. She opened the link and went back to the recorded communications of that day. She showed the details of that meeting period, where there was no communication of Ajit with his HO. Meera copied that and took the print. Then she gave it to Ashok. This was the proof that Ajit told him a lie. He thanked Meera and asked his staff to explain Meera about the little modifications required in the App Meera making for them. Then his staff explaind all and Meera noted all points.
While Ashok and his staff were getting ready to leave, Meera asked Ashok to give two minutes. Ashok understood that and asked his staff to leave the room. Then Meera said about Sangeeta's call in detail. Ashok said, " Ok. You had handled it nicely. You can call her, but never ever discuss anything about our plan. May be Ajit wants to know through her your activities. Do you know Ajit and Sangeeta are dating each other since last four years? Has she told you about this ever? If not, then what's the reason behind that? Ashis, the cousin of Sangeeta is very close friend of Ajit. Ashis is working in RTO office and helping R K, the powerful mafia to get the permit for illegal transportation. R K too have his own IT cell for running his illegal business. Ajit might be the key person to help him in this regard.
We all are investigating this and will be through very shortly. So you have to be very careful while dealing with Sangeeta.You try to read her mind and tell her and act as you had done with Ajit.But inform me what time Sangeeta will come to meet you. I think it's all clear to you now. Let me leave. Have a nice day. " Then Ashok and his staff left Meera's house. Meera saw the time. It was 12 noon. She thought of taking a small nap and lied down on her bed.
After one hour Meera woke up and asked her sister to join her for the lunch. Both of them had their lunch. While having their lunch Rima said to Meera, " You are having all the qualities of Dad, isn't it? Sometimes I used to think how could you manage all these? But at the same time I also feel very proud of being your sister. I love you. " Meera listened to Rima and gave a smile. She said, " You know dear, you are my doll. When you were very small I used spend maximum time with you. Dad also used to be with us. Our Dad is a genious and we are his daughters. We have to think like him and act like him too. You can do that too. But now you concentrate on your preparation of UPSC examination. " They finished their lunch and went to their respective rooms. Meera took her phone and called Sangeeta. When Sangeeta received the call, Meera said, " If you are free, then can come to my place at about 4pm. We will have a small chit chat. I will also feel bit better. " Sangeeta agreed to come around 4pm. Then Meera made a call to Ashok and informed him that Sangeeta will come to her place at 4pm.
Then Meera cleared all her working papers from the table and kept those in the drawer. She lied down on her bed. The thoughts of all the strangers around her and their hidden activities. She never ever imagined that days like this will come in her life to deal with the strangers, to beleive the strangers and to be protected by the strangers. But it's strange that her best friend Sangeeta being so close to her acted like a stranger. She never said about her relationship with Ajit. Anyway now she has to act like a stranger before Sangeeta. This is painful, but she has to do this. She waited for Sangeeta and closed her eyes.