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Cops smell rat in exec missing case

india Updated: Sep 14, 2012 00:30 IST
Leena Dhankhar
Leena Dhankhar
Hindustan Times
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A 28-year-old sales manager of a private securities firm in Udyog Vihar Phase 5 has been reported missing since Monday.

Though the police have registered a case of abduction against unidentified people, preliminary investigations have revealed that the executive allegedly "cooked up his abduction drama as he was under heavy debt".

The victim, Abhishek Verma, a resident of Platinum Heights in Sector 18B in Dwarka, is a sales manager with Indiabulls and was looking after the home loans division.

Police officials said Verma left his house at 10.30 am in his Honda City for office on Monday.

His driver Yogesh Kumar, hailing from Rajasthan, dropped him at the gate and parked the car on the office premises.

After a while, Verma left the office and told the guard that he was going to Karol Bagh for some work. He also asked him to tell the driver to wait for him at the office.

However, Verma did not return till evening. The driver called on Verma's mobile phone but it was switched off. Having waited for hours, the driver finally informed Verma's family about his absence.

After waiting for three days, Verma's brother, Amit, filed a complaint at the Udyog Vihar police station on Thursday and claimed that his brother had been abducted.

The police examined the call details report (CDR) of Verma's mobile phone and found that he made the last call to his brother on Monday evening.

The police suspect that Verma may have cooked up his own abduction story as he was under heavy debt.

"Verma spent extravagantly and spent more than his earning. He spoke tall of his family and friends. Despite earning an average salary, he paid Rs. 10,000 to his driver," said inspector Amarjeet Singh, SHO, Udyog Vihar.

The police said Verma had bought a Honda City from his colleague a few months ago. Though the car was for Rs. 3.5 lakh, Verma had only paid Rs. 2.5 lakh. He had also borrowed more than Rs. 7 lakh from friends and relatives.

"He did not earn any incentive from the company and spent lavishly," said the police.

"We have examined the CDR reports. No ransom calls were made. He is missing on his own," added the SHO.