Not right: The brother of Urooj Khan called police demanding they re-open the investigation into the death. His call prompting the discovery he died of cyanide poisoning at the home he shared with wife
ImTiaz added that was ‘impossible’ that Urooj died a natural death.
He said: ‘Let justice come out, let the process go through. We are confident he didn't die a natural way, somebody did something.’
Since Urooj’s death Shabana has spoken to a number of reporters and told MailOnline ‘certainly not’ when asked if she was responsible for his demise.
She said that life as a widow had been ‘really tough because he was my support and he was my courage and he was my strength’.
It also emerged that Fareedun owed $124,000 in unpaid taxes that led to the IRS to out a lien on the home he shared with Urooj.
ImTiaz said that he has a 47-page dossier on his brother and everyone who knew him - including his wife.
He said: ‘If somebody commits a crime do you think they will accept it? Let the truth come out.
‘I have her whole life history (in my dossier) and her father. Whole life history, what kind of person she is. I’ve known her father since my childhood. I know him even before Shabana was born.’
Cruel death: Urooj Khan (pictured right) with his $1million winnings shortly before his death from cyanide poisoning. His wife Shabana Ansari (left) and his teenage daughter from an earlier marriage Jasmeen (second left) are by his side
Loving family: Urooj shared his home with his wife, above, his father-in-law Fareedun Ansari, and daughter Jasmeen
Fighting back the tears Meraj revealed that Jasmeen is ‘very upset’ and that she was struggling to cope with what happened.
She said: ‘We're looking for justice and I'm so glad that justice will be served. It wasn't a natural death because he was a healthy man, outgoing and very active.
‘For someone to be so active it's just unbelievable you can go away this way. When we found out it was very devastating for me and my niece (Jasmeen).’
Speaking of the phone call she got early in the morning of July 20 last year, Meraj added: ‘Who would be in his house at four in the morning? It was from (Urooj) Khan's phone, I don't know who called.
‘It was the first day of Ramadan and usually he calls to wake us up in the morning for our breakfast. I couldn't understand. That was the first call.’
Her husband Mohammed Zaman, Urooj’s brother-in-law said that the family had accepted the exhumation had to take place but that it was ‘not our choice’.
Asked about who he suspected, he said: ‘I cannot point the finger but it's very simple. There's only three people in the house (at the time).
Legal battle: Meraj Khan (right) launched a legal battle to win custody of her late brother's 17-year-old daughter from an earlier marriage Jasmeen (center). Unidentified woman, left.
Agony: The day after receiving a check for his winnings, Khan awoke screaming in pain in his bed at his Chicago home (pictured). An expert said this is caused when muscle contract suddenly as the poison kills you 'cell by cell'
‘Jasmeen lived there and she had a separate bedroom downstairs. It's only Mr Khan and his wife upstairs from 1am until 5am.’
He also contradicted Shabana’s claim that everyone at the curry and said: 'Not everyone ate the same meal, because Jasmeen spoke to us.’
Cook County Medical Examiner spokeswoman Mary Paleologos told MailOnline that the Urooj’s body will be exhumed as soon as possible but details were still being finalised.
The order from the Cook County Court judge Susan Coleman states that the process should be carried out as ‘expeditiously as possible’.
It also states that it could be ‘critical’ to get it done soon as Urooj was not embalmed and that key evidence may have decomposed.
Miss Paleologos said that an autopsy will first be carried out and then toxicology tests will take between two and three weeks to complete.
She said: ‘At that point we will even more conclusive evidence as to how Mr Khan was poisoned and how it got into his system.’
The dramatic day in court came after Urooj’s family went to war with Shabana amid claims she tried to cash the winning check in the days after his death.
ImTiaz has alleged in probate documents that Shabana attempted to claim the windfall ‘shortly’ after his demise but for some reason was unable to.
ImTiaz also claimed his late brother and his wife were not even married, meaning that she could miss out on the 50 per cent of the lottery prize she would otherwise be entitled to.
In response, Shabana filed documents of her own which stated she was indeed married to Urooj and the court agreed, making her the administrator of the estate.
In another sign the family are tearing themselves apart, Meraj launched a separate legal bid to take guardianship of Jasmeen, who is Urooj’s daughter from his first marriage.
Meraj successfully got custody of the teenager even though she appears to have lived with Shabana, her step mother, most of her life.
And as a result of the filings, the jackpot was frozen and will remain so for another three months.
The remaining three months will allow family members to make their case to the lawyer organising how the funds will be handed out - normally it is 50 per cent to the spouse and 50 per cent to the children, unless there are grounds for a complaint.
Meanwhile the Khan family are living in fear the poisoner will strike again with some anxious that ‘enemies’ could kill them or their families too.
VICTIM'S DAUGHTER HASN'T SEEN MOTHER IN 13 YEARS
The ex-wife of the poisoned $1m lottery winner has not seen their daughter for 13 years in the latest sign of tensions tearing his family apart.
Maria Jones said that it was back in 2000 that she last set eyes on Jasmeen, now 17, when Urooj Khan forcibly took her back to India.
Mrs Jones was too poor to afford a lawyer at the time so she was unable to contest custody.
Even today her emotional scars are so deep that she has left a dramatic voicemail on her home answerphone: 'If this is Jasmeen, please leave your number and I will call you. I’ve been waiting to hear from you. I love you.'
The disclosure is another sign that the death of Mr Khan, 46, last July the day after he collected his winning cheque has exposed the divisions within his family.
Tests showed he died from cyanide poisoning but no arrests have been made. His second wife Shabana Ansari, 32, has denied she has anything to do with his death.
Speaking to the Chicago Sun-Times, Mrs Jones, 43, said that she was 'shocked' when she saw her daughter's face on TV earlier this week.
She said: 'I don't know if she knows I'm still alive. I thought she was in India all these years'.
Mrs Jones - formerly Maria Rabadan - met Mr Khan in Chicago where they worked together. They got married in 1991 but they divorced in 1997.
She said that she later reached out to Mr Khan's relatives and was told that he had left the US for India with Jasmeen and did not plan to come back.
Mrs Jones did not want to discuss her relationship with her ex-husband. She merely said it was a 'really really long story' but said she was desperate to see her daughter.
She said: 'I don’t know what she knows. She was so little. I don’t want to hurt her.'
When MailOnline visited Mrs Jones at her home in Granger, Indiana, her husband Billy Jones answered the door and said she was in the bath.
When our reporter called later on the phone he said: 'She has decided not to comment at this time. She's a bit emotional, it's all a bit raw'.