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Police clueless of businessman Bhagwandas Gupta


Jamshedpur : The police are yet to trace the 50-year-old businessman Bhagwandas Gupta who has gone missing from Mango since Monday evening.

After his scooty was recovered from Azadnagar† about three kilometres away from his house on the Post Office Road in Mango, the police on Wednesday recovered his two cell-phones at Ramgarh on Ranchi-Hazaribag Road last evening, giving rise to the suspicion that Gupta might have been abducted by any criminal gang.

Officer-in-charge, Mango police station, Laxman Prasad Paswan confirmed that Gupta had two cell-phones and both of them were found lying on the Ranchi-Hazaribag Road at Ramgarh about 150 kilometres away from here.†

A resident of Post Office Road, Gupta who has two iron ingot factories in Purulia and Dhalbhugarh and four weigh-bridges at Jamshedpur, did not return home after he had left his home by riding his scooty on Monday evening.† His son Ajay Gupta had lodged a missing report with the Mango police station on Tuesday.

The police†will make sketches of the two strangers who had assaulted one of the staff of the missing businessman, Bhagwandas Gupta at his office in Mango on December 27.

Superintendent of police (city) Karthik S said that they are still clueless about the whereabouts of the missing businessman Gupta. “The investigation leading to the tracing of the businessman’s whereabouts is on” said Karthik.

Sources in the police revealed that the police would press an artist to draw the sketches of the two men – one was 24-year-old and another was 42-year-old — who were apparently very angry and had asked for Gupta’s cell-number from the victim’s one of the accountants, PK Chatterjee at the office of Iron Ingot Pvt Ltd in Akaash Ganga apartment in Mango at 3.30 pm on December 27.

Gupta, who is owner of two iron ingot factories beside other business units, has gone missing since the evening of December 29.†

He had come out of his Mango Post Office house on a scooty, but has not returned since then.† Police had recovered the scooty from adjoining Azadnagar in Mango on December 30, where as his two cell-phones were recovered from Ramgarh on Ranchi-Hazaribag Road on December 31 evening.

An official said that the department was obtaining the victim’s call details of his cell-phones for the investigation.

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