jungle – ek anokhi kahani

Main ek forest officer hua karta tha.. lekin veeran jangalo mee kaam kartey huey mera saamna kuch aisi cheejko se hua jiska saamna karne himmat mujhme nahi thi.. jis wahan se mujhey wo kaam chor dena pada.. aaj main aapko wo ghatna batane ja raha hoon jisne aakhir me mujhey mera kaam chor dene ko majbboor kar hee diya.. normally kaam kartey huey aam logo kee terah meri shift bhi subah 9 baje se shaam 5 baje tak hua karti thi.. lekin us din hamare paas night staff kam tha.. kyuki night shift me kaam karne wale ek rangera ne job chor dee thi.. lekin aisa karne wala wo akela nahi tha.. pechle kuch dino me night shift karne wale kai rangers apni job chor ke chale gaye they.. jiska matlabn tha kee ab hamein hee night shift me kaam karna tha… us se pehle mainey jungle me kabhi bhi night shift me kaam nahi kiya tha.. isliye main thoda excited bhi tha.. mujhey rat 10 baje se subah 5 baje tak duty karni thi.. raat me jaag ke duty karna mere liye bahut mushkil kaam tha.. isliye main apne sath kuch coffee aur energy drinks bhi le aaya tha.. mujjhey raat me ek watch tower ke upar duty karni thi… main raat 10 baje se pehle hee tower par pahuch gaya.. us waqt tower ke chaaro taraf ghupp andhera ho chuka tha… tower kaafi uncha tha.. main seedhiyo se chadta hua tower ke upar tak pahuch gaya.. wo pura ilaka hee chaaro taraf se ghane jungle se bhara hua tha siwaye us tower tak aane ke raaste ke.. jo kee kaafi saaf rasta tha.. tower ke bilkul bagal me hee ek chota sa talab bhi tha jiske upar kaafi jyada kaai jami padi thi..upar pahuch ke cabin ka taala kholne laga.. mujeyy nahi pata tha gucche me se koi si chaabi us tale kee hai.. upar chadhne huey mujhey sirf neechey talaab me mojood mendko aur keedo kee aawazein hee rahi thi.. beech beech me ullu kee aawaz bhi aati.. lekin kai chaabiyo ko try karne ke baad ek chaabi lag hee gayi.. main cabin ke andar aa gaya.. wo ek chota sa square cabin tha.. jiskey teeno taraf sheeshe kee diwar bani hui thi… aur ek taraf ek pakki deewar thi.. jisme bane darwaje se main andar aaya tha.. cabin kee chatt kisi pyramid ke jaisi bani lag rahi thi.. wo chatt puri lakdi kee bani thi..mere left side par ek bed laga tha jiske sath me ek table par ek flashlight aur ek lamp rakha hua tha.. dusri taraf communication stand tha.. jisme radio phone laga tha.. ye communication stand wahan lage har ek tower me bana hota hai..communication stand ke bagal me ek chota fridge aur microwave bhi laga hua tha jo kee wahan bane ek chote se kichen ka part tha.. wahan ek choti se cabinet bhi thi.. jiski upar wlai drawers me kuch chips wagera rakhi thi.. lekin neechey wali drwaer pata nahi kyu khul nahi rahi thi.. usme shayad vacuum cleaner wagera rakha tha.. mainey communication stand ke paas jaakke wahan lage instruments ko check kiya ye dekhne ke liye ranger station ke channel par call kiya ye dekhne ke liye kee sab kuch theek se kaam kar raha tha ya nahi.. mujhey pata tha station par abhi sirf danny hee hai..
hello– danny.. lagta hai aaj rat is jungle me kam karne wale bas ham do hee log hain..hello..

Danny ka koi jawab nahi aaya.. mujhey laga wo shayad toilet gaya hoga.. maine jyada dhyaan nahi diya… maine wahan rakhi flashlight uthai aur drawaer khol ke usme se binoculars nikale.. aur bahar balcony me chala gaya.. check karne ke liye kee kahin wahan koi aag lagne wala saman to nahi rakha hai.. sab kuch chwek karne ke bad main ek chair leke us ek sheeshe kee deewar ke samne baith gaya.. mainey kitchen me se ek biscuit ka packet bhi le liya aur chair par baitha aram se biscuit khane laga.. kuch der baithey rehne ke baad mainey binoculars utaaya aur door jungle me dekhne laga.. kai der dekhne ke baad bhi mujhey jungle me koi bhi jangli janwar dikhai na pada.. janwar to door mujhey aasman me koi parinda tak nahi dikhai padd raha tha.. mujhey thda ajeeb to laga lekin mujhey laga shayad raat me janwar ya parinedy bahar nahi nikaltey honge.. khair.. maine apne binoculars ko dusri taraf jungle kee bilkul aakhri chor kee taraf ghumaya.. main uss taraf dekh hee raha tha kee mujhey wahan door pedo ke beech ek snowman khada dikhai diya.. snowman.. lekin.. wo to gamriyo ka mosam tha.. ek bar ke liye mera to dimag hee chakra gaya.. mainey fir se dhyaan se dekha.. to pata chala kee wo koi snowman nahi tha.. balki ek ladka tha jisne snowman ka costume pehna hua tha.. aur wo wahan khada seedha bilkul meri taraf dekha raha tha.. jaisey jkee wo itni door se bhi mujhey dekh pa raha hoo.. mujhye laga shayad wo wahan logo ko prank karne aaya hoga.. mainey uske aaspaas dekha.. lekin wahan aur koi nahi tha..aur us waqt raat ke 11 bajne wale they.. itni raat prank.. nahi.. kuch to gadbad hai.. mainey apna binocular neechey kiya aur radio stand ke paas jake danny ko call kiya..

“Hey danny.. tu bathroom se nikla ya abhi bhi andar hee ghusa hua hai..” mainey majak kartey huey kaha…
“yaar danny ye southeast sector me mujhye ek ladka dikha de raha hai jo kambal lapete shyad logo ko darane ke liye yahan aaya hai..tou ja ke ek baar check kar ke aa.. ”
“theek hai… mainey check karta hoon” danny bola..
maine radio off kiya aur apni walkie talkie utha ke fir se chair pe aake baith gaya.. aur fir se binoculars leke us ladke ko dekhne laga.. lekin wo ladka ab wahan nahi tha.. wo to jaisa wahan se ekdam gayab ho chuka tha..kahin dikhai nahi padd raha tha.. maine socha agar ye ladka jungle ke andar gaya to isko dhudnana bahut mushkil ho jaega.. mainey usi waqt apni walkie talkie uthai aur donnie ko call kiya…
“donnie.. kahan ho..”
“main southeast sector kee taraf ja raha hoon..”
“yaar wo ladka ab wahan nahi hai.. jara us jagah ke aaspaas bhi dekh lena.. ”
“theek hai mujhey batana wo tujhe kis taraf dikhai diya tha”

danny andhere me haath me pakdi apni flashlight uthake hilatey huey mujhey ishara karne laga..
“main dikhai diya ..”
“haan han.. mujhey dikhai de raha hai tu..wo ladki usi jagah dikhai diya tha mujhye”
“yahan to mujhey koi nahi dikhai de raha .. shayad wo ladka chala gaya hai..”
“haan.. lagta to aisa hee hai..chal koi nahi tu wapis aa ja.. agar wo fir se dikhai diya to main seedha police ko call kar dunga”
“theek hai.. main statioon par ja raha hoo.. ”
itna kehte hee danny ka phone cut ho gaya.. jis jagah wo khada tha ab wahan sirf ghupp andhera ke siwa kuch nahi dikhai de raha tha…
“hello danny.. hello..”

Danny ka koi jawab nahi aa raha tha.. main jaldi se darwaja khol ke bahar balcony me gaya aur jis taraf wo khada us taraf usko aawaz lagane laga.. mujhey pata tha meri aawaz us tak pahuch pana mushkil hai lekinmain fir bhi usko aawaz laga raha tha.. 2-3 baar aawaz lagane ke baad main wapis andar aa gaya.. lekin tabhi mainey notice kiya.. kee jab main bahar balcony me gaya tha.. to mujhye jungle kee koi aawaz nahi aa rahi thi.. neechey talaab me mojood mendako ne tartarana band kar diya tha.. keedo aur patango kee aawaz bhi nahi aa rahi thi..yahan tak kee hawa se jungle ke pedo kepatte hilne kee aawaz bhi nahi rahi thi.. pure jungle me jaise sab kuch tham sa gaya tha.. ek ajeeb se manhoos khomoshi chaa gayi thi..siwayi meri dhadkan kee. jisko main apne kaano me bajta hua saf sun paa raha tha… main apni torchlight ko bahar jungle kee taraf karte huey danny ko dekhne kee koshish karne laga.. us waqt mera dimaag itna nervous ho chuka tha kee mere mooh se aawaz bhi nahi nikal rahi thi.. mujhey hiltey huey bhi darr lag raha tha.. lag raha tha jaisey abhi kuch bahut bura hone wala hai.. lekin mujhey kuch to karna tha.. aur wo bhi jaldi.. main palta aur peechey jakar sedhiyo kee taraf check kiya.. seedhiyo kee taraf dekha.. to meri jaan nikal gayi.. ek patli aur bahut hee lambi see aurat seedhiyo ke neechey talab ke pas khadi thi.. uske pura shareere paani me bheega hua tha .. uske baal kale aur lambe they jo kee uske tede medey pairo tak pahuch rahe they.. … uski aankhein bilkul safed thi.. aur uska moo uska mooh to usne itna khola hua tha jaisey koi saanpo kholta hai apne shikar ko dabochne ke liye.. main upar khada usko dekh hee raha tha kee tabhi.. usne apne us fate huey mooh me se ek dil dehla dene wali cheekh maari.. aur cheekhtey huey hee wo ladkhati hui upar seedhiyo par chadhne lagi..
ooo shit..
mainey jab usko upar aata dekha.. to main apne shock se bahar aaya .. aur bhaag ke jaldi se apne cabin ke andar gaya aur andar se lock kar diya..
uski pairo kee haddiya tooti honey ke bawjood wo seedhiyo pe teji se chadh rahi thi.. main bhaagta hua kitchen me gaya aur waha rakhe sabse bade chaaku ko utha liya.. mainy fir se pani walkie talkie uthayi– “danny .. kahan hai tu danny..hello.. danny .. danny… ”

Aur tabhi.. mujhye darwaja khulne kee aawaz sunai dee. peechey mudd ke dekha to cabin ka darwaza band tha.. uski kundli lagi hui thi.. tabhi meri najar peechey lagi lakdi kee almari par padi..almari ka darwaja khula hua tha aur theek uske saamne snowman costume pehne wahi bacha khada tha..
us waqt main itna darr gaya.. kee main aapko bata bhi nahi sakta.. mujhey kisi bhi pal heart attack aane wala tha.. lekin tabhi..
giggle..
wo ladka hansne laga..aur ek hawa ke jhonke kee terah mujhsey aa takraya..
uske baad mujhey nahi pata mujhey kya hua.. lekin subah jab mujhey hosh aaya to dekha kee danny aur subah kee shift wala ranger dono mere paas baithey mujhey uthane kee koshish kar rahe they.. hosh aaya to mainey unko raat kee saari baat batayi.. danny ne bataya kee wo to wapis station par chala gaya tha.. aur rat me usne mujhsey baat karne kee kai bar koshish bhi ki.. lekin mera radio off aa raha tha.. sach batau to mujheyus waqt yakeen hee nahi ho raha tha kee main jinda bach gaya.. mainey us din apni job se resign kar diya.. us raat jo mainey wahan dekha.. uska firse samna karne kee himmat ab mujhme nahi thi..

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