Ek maqbool suragh-rasa ka ek qissa V

Aur yeh Sherlock Holmes ka qissa, jise main Urdu mein aapke liye Urdu zabaan mein pesh kar raho hoon, ke silsile ko aage badhaya jaaye…. Umeed hain ab tak ke qist aapko pasand aa rahe ho, aur aap utni hi dilchaspi se padh rahe hai jitni dilchaspi se main tarjuma kar raha hoon….. 

~~ Mere dost ne itna baar, hamare qisson ke dauran, mujhe hairaan kiya hai ke mujhe pehle to yaqeen na huya phir ghazab ka ehsaas huya ke maine use kaise kai hairaat mein daal diya hai. Isi hairat ki nazar se woh mujhe dekhta raha, phir mere haath se akhbar cheen li.  Yeh woh bayan tha jo main padh raha tha jab woh apni kursi se utha tha : —

“Westminster mein Qataal”

“Ek ajab qism ka jurm guzashta raat huya 16, Godolphin Street, ek puraane-andaaz aur viraan 18vi sadi ke gharon mein, jo darya aur Abbey ke beech mein hai, aur bilkul Majlis-e-Qanunsaz ke bade Minar ki chaaon mein. Yeh chotta lekin behtareen bangla kuch saal se rihaaish thi, janaab Eduardo Lucas ki, jo unche tabqe mein bahut jaane-maane the, apni dilkash shaksiyat se aur kyunkar woh is mulk ke sabse shauqeen gayak ki shohrat ke haqdaar the. Lucas sahab shaadi-shuda nahi the, umr mein chauthees saal ke the, aur unke makaan mein Mohtarma Pringle, an buzurg naukrani, aur Mitton, unke khidmatgar. Pringe jald sone ko chali jaati thi aur unka kamra sab se upar waale maale mein tha. Mitton shaam ke liye bahar gaaye the, ek dost ko Hammersmith mein milne. Das baje se, Lucas sahab makaan mein akele the. Jo is arse mein huya hai us ka ab tak pata nahi chal paya hai, lekin taqreeban sava barah baje, Police sipahi Barrett, Godolphin Street se guzar rahe the aur dekha ke No. 16 ka darwaaza waa tha. Unhone dastak di, lekin koi jawaab nahi paaya. Aage roshni dekh kar, voh andar gaye aur phir dastak di, lekin koi jawaab nahi mila. Unhone phir darwaza khola aur andar daakhil huye. Kamra ujre halaat mein tha, sab cheezein ek taraf thi, aur ek kursi giri padhi thei. Is kursi ke baghal, aur uski, ek tang pakde, ghar ke badnaseeb maalik gire huye the. Unhe dil mein chura bhoonka gaya tha aur laazim hai ke usi vaqt maut ho gayi. Jo hathyar se qatl huya tha woh ek Hindustani khanjar tha, aur deewar ke ek sajawat se khincha gaya tha. Qatl ka maqsad chori to zahir nahi hota, kyunkar kaamre mein aur qimati samaan ba-hifazat tha. Eduardo Lucas sahab itne jaane-maane aur mashoor the ke unki shadeed aur pur-asraar qismat unke doston ke bade halqe mein dard-bhari qadr aur hamdardi paida karegi.”

“Kyun, Watson, ke kehte ho is ko?” Holmes, ek lambe chuppi ke baad, poocha.

“Ajab ittefaq hai.”

“Ittefaq! Yeh voh teen mein se tha jin par hamara shak baitha tha, aur voh isi chand ghanton mein ek shadeed maut paata hai jab yeh chal raha tha. Nahi, yeh ittefaq nahi ho sakta. Nahi, janaab Watson, yeh do vaqiya jude huye hai – ZAROOR, jude huye hai. Yeh ham par ab hai inka rishta dhoondhna.”

“Lekin ab to police sab jaan jayegi.”

“Bilkul nahi. Voh sirf Godolphin Street ka hi jaanege. Unhe kuch Whitehall Terrace ka nahi pata – aur nahi pata chalega. Sirf ham dono ke baare jaante hai, aur dono ke beech ka rishta nikal sakte hai. Ek zaahir baat hai, jo kisi bhi halat mein shak Lucas par laate. Godolphin Street, Westminster, Whitehall Terrace sirf kuch pal ke faasle par hai. Jo doosre khufiya karinde ka maine bataya tha, West-end mein rehte hai. Lihaza, Lucas ke liya ziadah asaan tha koi Europaai secretary ke ghar-baar se koi zariya nikalna ya koi khabar paana – ek chotti si baat , magar jab harkat kuch ghanton mein hoti hai, to yeh bahut ahm saabit hoti hai. Ama, yeh ab kya hai?

Jaari rahega….

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