Three days after EndMark Forex, providing foreign exchange trading services, shut shop in Noida's Sector 62, having duped hundreds of investors of crores of rupees, the police are seeking international cooperation to corner the firm's director, Mayank Gupta, and his partners.
“We're in the process of getting a red corner notice issued against Gupta. The SSP office will, through the state police headquarters, request the MHA for an Interpol notice,” said deputy superintendent of police (DSP) VC Tripathi.
The case may soon be handed over to the economic offences wing (EOW) for a more appropriate probe, the police have hinted. Despite “continued investigation”, the police only have Gupta's photograph. “We scanned several documents and sent teams to Vasundhara in Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Delhi, Haridwar and Lucknow. All addresses have been found to be fake. Even the references are fake,” said a police officer probing the case.
“Gupta is proving to be a tough nut to crack. It was a well thought out plot. We're sure he formed the company only to dupe investors. As of now, we can say he has not left any trace behind,” he added.
The police have no record of his activity after he went underground on January 7.
Fearing his escape abroad (he may already have, if some cops are to be believed), the police have requested for “lookout circulars” (with his photo and the FIR's copy being the only tools) at airport authorities. “We have contacted the passport office in Ghaziabad too,” said the DSP. The police's helplessness is not for nothing. There still is no information on his school, college, wife, kids, parents or their occupation.