Missing Panchkula MC official found unconscious on bus

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Panchkula
  • Updated: Sep 20, 2015 13:41 IST

Panchkula Municipal Corporation’s building inspector Sanjeev Kumar, who was missing since Tuesday, was found in an semiconscious condition in a Haryana Roadways bus at Sector 17 bus stand late on Friday night.

Sanjeev has been admitted to the Government Hospital at Sector 6 in Panchkula.

According to the police, he was drugged heavily and not in a position to recognise anyone, including his family members. Doctors are trying to figure out the drug type.

The police are yet to record his statement. Sector 14 SHO Munish Shehgal said, “Sanjeev was not in the position to talk and thus his statement would be recorded after consulting the doctors.”

Meanwhile, Sanjeev’s elder brother Pawan Kumar claimed that Sanjeev had called his wife on Friday evening saying that one Mohammad was buying him the ticket to Chandigarh and later some person took over the phone and said that Sanjeev had boarded the bus from Saharanpur to Chandigarh, after which the police was informed.

The police immediately swung into action and reached the bus stand in Sector 17 and waited for the bus from Saharnpur.

ACP Krishan Kumar said, “He was in a semiconscious state when the bus reached the bus stand. Conductor of the bus said that someone made him board the bus and left after getting him a seat. He was rushed to a hospital.”

Sanjeev, when found on Friday, did not have the official file, which he was reportedly carrying when he had gone missing.

The file pertained to Outdoor Communications that had bagged the advertising rights on unipoles, bus shelters and gantries in prime locations of Panchkula for five years in 2009.

According to the police, Sanjeev only had the keys of his motorcycle in his pocket which he had parked at the high court. Meanwhile, his other belongings, including his mobile phone, wallet, gold ring, etc. are missing.

A senior police official said that CCTV footage would be taken from the parking of the high court and teams would be sent to the Saharnpur.

Senior MC officials, including deputy mayor Sunil Talwar, visited the hospital on Saturday. Talwar said that things would be clear once Sanjeev was fit enough to make a statement. “It is a very serious matter and thus we have requested the police to thoroughly investigate the case,” he said.

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