Vibhore Batra's car found at Dehradun
The local police on Sunday succeeded in tracing Panchkula resident Vibhore Batra's Innova car to the Dehradun airport on Monday.chandigarh Updated: Nov 04, 2014 17:05 IST
The local police on Sunday succeeded in tracing Panchkula resident Vibhore Batra's Innova car to the Dehradun airport on Monday.
Batra was a close aide of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Birender Singh and had gone missing with crores of rupees that he had borrowed from various people to invest in a business.
Birender's wife Prem Lata is a BJP MLA from Uchana Kalan assembly constituency.
Over 25 complaints have been lodged against Batra so far.
One of the complaints against Batra was lodged by former Haryana director general of police Laxman Dass, who had been cheated of `25 lakh.
Another complainant Sandeep Brar had informed the police that Batra told him that he owned an apple orchard and described the varieties of apples that he would grow.
Brar alleged that after borrowing the money from him, Batra had ignored his enquiries about the money invested.
Sheffy Sharma, a close friend of Batra, had also accused Batra of duping him.
Car found at airport's parking lot As per a press statement issued by the police, the Uttarakhand police had found the Innova car at the parking of the airport and had sent a message to the Chandigarh police, which sent a team to Dehradun to take possession of the car on Sunday.
The Uttarakhand police were able to trace the car as the Chandigarh police had flashed the registration number of the car throughout the country.
According to the police, all windows in the car were locked. The police had accessed the CCTV footage of the airport.
However, that did not prove to be helpful as airport authorities usually remove the footage after a month.
The police suspect that Batra could have escaped by boarding a flight.
The police are accessing the details of passengers.
Batra's mother Aruna had told the police that on September 18, he had left home.
He had apparently told her that he was going to Delhi and would come back after 4-5 days.
As he did not call back, Aruna contacted the police.
He had left all his mobile phones at home before leaving and his bank accounts were empty.
Batra, a resident of Sector 4 in Panchkula, had organised all election campaigns of Birender Singh at Panchkula. He had joined the party along with Birender before the assembly elections.
Batra was hopeful of getting ticket from Panchkula. However, the party chose Gian Chand Gupta over Batra.
Gian Chand Gupta won the Panchkula seat in the assembly elections.
First Published: Nov 03, 2014 21:26 IST