The police say that they have contacted representatives of OLX, but the company has not disclosed the information sought.

OLX seller Bengaluru techie Ajitabh still missing father wants CBI probe
news Crime Tuesday, January 02, 2018 - 16:56

It has been over two weeks since 29-year-old techie Ajitabh Kumar went missing from Bengaluru’s Whitefield area, but there is still no trace of him.

Ajitabh went missing on December 18, when he went to sell his car to a buyer he met on online marketplace OLX. Ajitabh’s father Ashok Kumar Sinha now says he will file a petition with the officials concerned to get the case transferred to the CBI.

“It has been two weeks since my son went missing. The police tell me that they are looking for clues, and that they suspect that gangs which operate outside of the state (Karnataka) may be involved because they have managed to cover their tracks and also abduct my son without a trace. However, the police are not giving me any information about the case,” Ashok told TNM.

Ashok is very anxious about the safety of his son. He doubts the ability of the police to track down Ajitabh.

“They (police) only say ‘we are looking for clues’. I doubt their ability to find my son. It looks like my son was abducted in a carefully planned manner. They have not caught sight of him on CCTV cameras. It looks more complicated. I want the case to be transferred to the CBI,” Ashok said.

Whitefield Division DCP Abdul Ahad said that the investigating officers have contacted representatives of OLX, but the company has not yet disclosed the information that was sought.

“We have issued a warning saying strict action will be taken if the company does not furnish information we have sought,” the DCP added.

Ajitabh was last seen driving out of his residence in Whitefield on December 18 at around 6:30 pm. The techie, who worked for British Telecom, had posted an online advertisement on OLX.in seeking buyers for his Maruti car, which he was selling for Rs 13.6 lakh. According to this father, Ajitabh wanted the money to fund his MBA at IIM Kolkata.

Police suspect that unidentified persons could have contacted Ajitabh after seeing the ad and lured him out of his residence. According to the DCP, the last mobile tower location of Ajitabh’s phone was found to be in Gunjur at around 7.30 pm, after which he became untraceable. His car was also missing. A special team of 60 police officers are working on the case.

Police initially lodged a missing persons case, but changed the charge to abduction case after a preliminary investigation.

 

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