The Noida police have sent a team to Lucknow to get further leads to trace missing chartered accountancy student Shubham Maheshwari.
Twenty-three year-old Maheshwari went missing on February 18 after he boarded a bus from Anand Vihar, Delhi, for his home town Hathras. However, two men informed the police that they saw the missing student travelling in a bus till Lucknow.
Ajay Kumar Sharma, in charge of Jewar police station, told HT that a team of policemen left for Lucknow on Thursday evening.
Sharma said, “A team from Noida has been sent to Lucknow. The police in Lucknow have also been informed about the missing student. Our team will monitor CCTV cameras at the Lucknow bus stand and surrounding areas to obtain further leads on Maheshwari.”
Maheshwari went missing on February 18 from Jewar area along Yamuna Expressway, from where he last called his mother. He is said to have boarded a bus at 6:50am from the Anand Vihar bus stop in Delhi.
The police said after boarding the bus, he spoke to his mother several times. The last conversation took place at 9:40am, when Maheshwari told her that the bus had stopped for refreshments.
After preliminary inquiries, Jewar police found that the phone was switched off around 10.05am and the location was tracked to the Tappal area of Aligarh. Maheshwari was identified by two men, who informed police that he was found travelling to Lucknow in a bus.
Family members suspect that Shubham has been kidnapped, but are clueless about what actually happened.
Friends and family members of Shubham have started a campaign on various social media platforms with the hashtag - #findingShubham. Pictures of him are being circulated for information about his whereabouts, but he is still untraceable.