Marine Traces journey agent lacking, household blames ‘rich’ bizman

Went lacking hours after bizman visited home

Mumbai: Marine Lines travel agent missing, family blames 'wealthy' bizman

Mitesh Jain, who’s lacking

The household of a 37-year-old journey agent from Marine Traces, who has been lacking since Saturday, has alleged the involvement of a rich businessman. Mitesh Jain’s household has pointed at Kantilal Mehta, proprietor of Silver Emporium.

Speaking to mid-day the Jain’s youthful brother Jinesh mentioned, “My brother Mitesh runs MRP tour and journey enterprise, and his workplace is situated at Princess Avenue above Parsi Dairy store in Marine Traces. He had booked air tickets for Kantilal Mehta and his group for Dubai to Switzerland and returned. It prices them round Rs 20 lakh.” Kantilal is the proprietor of Silver Emporium, which claims to be ‘the biggest producer of silver articles in India…because the previous 27 years’.

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A late-night go to

“I’m not positive how, however my brother canceled the tickets. My brother lives together with his spouse and two daughters in Parel. Round 1.19 am Saturday, Kantilal got here to Mitesh’s housing society alone. Round 2.36 am, he was again once more with a couple of males and a lady who informed the society’s safety guards that they have been police personnel from the Crime Department,” mentioned Jinesh.

The people, who claimed to be Crime Branch cops, in the lift of Mitesh's society along with Kantilal Mehta
The folks, who claimed to be Crime Department cops, within the carry of Mitesh’s society together with Kantilal Mehta

“They made an entry within the register and requested the safety personnel to accompany them to the door of my brother’s flat. My brother bought scared and determined to not open the door. So, Kantilal and his so-called police personnel returned. “I’ve realized that my brother and his household have been in when Kantilal banged the door and rang the doorbell a number of instances. The whole lot is recorded on CCTV cameras,” he added.

A gathering subsequent morning

Jinesh mentioned Mitesh referred to as Kantilal on Saturday morning to ask about his go to “in the midst of night time”. He added, “Mitesh informed Kantilal that he would meet him in his Kalbadevi workplace and talk about the matter. And Kantilal agreed. My brother first went to his personal workplace, after which left to fulfill Kantilal at Kalbadevi. his cell phone has been switched off since 2 pm on Saturday. We do not know the whereabouts of my brother”

Citing the late-night go to of Kantilal and ‘cops’, Jinesh mentioned he suspects the businessman is conscious of Mitesh’s whereabouts. Jain’s father Mangilal, his relations and mates reported the incident to Azad Maidan police in a while Saturday.

‘Police doing nothing’

“The officers at Azad Maidan police station are doing nothing. We’ve been telling them that they need to interrogate Kantilal to seek out out Mitesh’s whereabouts, however they don’t seem to be doing something. We needed to anticipate greater than 4 hours on Saturday night time to register a lacking particular person’s criticism.

The police van in which they arrived at his residence
The police van through which they arrived at his residence

“We’ve given all of the CCTV digicam footage to Azad Maidan police. That they had sufficient time to provoke an inquiry to find my brother, however they haven’t completed something. We wish to register a kidnapping case, however the police are quiet,” he added.

He was tensed

Mitesh’s spouse Monica Jain informed mid-day, “Mitesh was very tense and visibly disturbed on Saturday. He left residence early for work, and once I requested about it, he mentioned {that a} shopper is threatening to file a police case, as some tickets bought cancelled.”

“After he reached the workplace, I requested him in regards to the state of affairs and he mentioned there is no such thing as a police. I final spoke to him at 2.15 pm on Saturday and he was a bit of disturbed. Since then, his cellular phone has been switched off. I do not know the place he’s now.” “Police had are available plain garments in a police van. There was no criticism in opposition to my brother, so why had they visited him? What was their motive?” Jinesh requested.

The safety personnel of the residential complicated informed mid-day, “First, Kantilal got here alone and needed to go to a flat, however was unsure on which flooring. So, we requested him to attend within the foyer. He then clicked photographs of the record of occupants and left. He returned with a couple of folks in a police van and went to the seventh flooring, however Mitesh Jain didn’t open the door. So, they returned.”

When first contacted, Kantilal informed mid-day he’ll name again in “10-Quarter-hour,” however he stopped responding to this correspondent’s calls and messages. A member of the Mumbai Citizen Discussion board, who helps the Jain household with the police criticism, mentioned, “The household contacted us and we instantly adopted up with Azad maidan police station. We consider lacking particular person’s complaints ought to be taken very critically and cell phones ought to be placed on monitoring with none delay.”

Probe is on: cops

Senior Inspector Bhushan Velnekar of Azad Maidan police station mentioned, “Mitesh Jain had booked air tickets for 11 individuals who reached Dubai, from the place they needed to journey to Switzerland. However, Mitesh canceled the ticket. We’ve registered a lacking particular person’s criticism and our investigation is ongoing. We may also name Kantilal Mehta for questioning to know the complete challenge and to see if he is aware of about Mitesh’s whereabouts.” “We’re scrutinising the CCTV digicam footage to know if he was kidnapped or has gone right into a hibernation mode [is hiding] after switching off his cellular phone,” he added.

Rs 20L
Quantity of the tickets he booked for bizman