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Kin of missing youth meet SP

Jamshedpur, Nov. 17: Dissatisfied with the investigations, into a kidnapping case, parents and family members of Swarup Ghosh, an abduction person, met the East Singhbhum superintendent of police today.

Led by Subhas Ghosh, the victim’s father, the anxious family members submitted a memorandum to SP Naveen Kumar Singh, urging him to take concrete steps to trace the victim.

On the night of October 27, Swarup Ghosh (35) left his house in Sitaramdera with a briefcase. He was on his way to Calcutta along with friend Rupesh Ghosh, a resident of Mango, who is employed with a Delhi-based company. Swarup did not return home since then. Fathers of both Rupesh and Swarup are businessmen and have shops in the Sakchi market.

According to C. Biswas, Swarup’s relative, Rupesh visited Swarup’s house on October 27 and insisted that they left for the station, as the Azad Hind Express they were supposed to board, was about to arrive. “Swarup then spoke to his wife Jhuma about his Calcutta trip and also informed her that he would be taking a flight to Hyderabad, where he had planned a 15-day stay,” said Biswas.

The following morning, Rupesh came to Swarup’s shop in Sakchi market and left his briefcase there. “Rupesh told us that they slept in the same compartment of the Azad Hind, but when he woke up at dawn, he found Swarup missing,” said the relative. Rupesh hurriedly left on the plea that he had to take a train to Delhi.

The briefcase had Rs 6,000 in it but relatives are not sure if Swarup had carried more cash with him that night. “He also had three mobile phones with him, but all are switched off,” said Biswas.

Family members fear Swarup is in trouble, probably abducted. They had registered an FIR at Sitaramdera police station but nothing has been traced yet. “Had the police interrogated Rupesh, then we would have learnt something,” said Jhuma.

The SP said the police were interrogating the suspects.

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