It has been over two weeks since Bengaluru techie Ajitabh Kumar went missing, but the police claim they are still waiting for information.
The police suspect that a person(s), posing as a buyer on online marketplace OLX, abducted Ajitabh when he went to sell his car to one of these buyers.
The investigating officers requested OLX to furnish information regarding the buyers who had contacted Ajitabh. Earlier on Tuesday, DCP Whitefield Abdul Ahad said that OLX had not responded. OLX, however, claimed that the information was mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org on December 22.
âWe received a request, and mailed the information to the email address from which we had received the request, on December 22. But we had not sent it to DCP Whitefield. The issue has been rectified. We are ready to cooperate fully with the police as we are concerned about Ajitabh too,â an OLX spokesperson told TNM.
With the company claiming to have furnished the information, it raises doubts about why the police waited for two weeks to get a reply from OLX. It also begs the question of why the company did not send the information directly to the investigating officer to begin with.
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 Calcutta.
Ajijtabhâs father earlier told TNM that he doubted the ability of the police to find his son.
The 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 Ajitabhâs 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.