A deposit scheme trader in south Calcutta, who was hounded for refunds, has allegedly been kidnapped.
Manoj Das, a 42-year-old resident of Rajdanga Main Road in Kasba, had left home on August 12 saying he was going to Murshidabad.
He was last seen in his Southern Avenue office that day.
In the complaint lodged with Lake police station, his wife Preetikana Sikdar said Das had called her on August 14 to say that a gang had kidnapped him.
She said he had asked her to deposit some money in his bank account.
Accordingly, she deposited Rs 10,000 in his account but he called again and asked her to deposit Rs 1.5 lakh.
Sikdar last spoke to her husband over the phone on August 15 but went to the police four days later, an officer said.
Officers have found that the money transferred in his account has not been withdrawn.
According to police sources, many investors had put their money on Das’s deposit schemes and several of them had been asking for refunds since the Saradha scandal broke.