Two males accompanying Gujarat conman Kiran Bhai Patel, who posed as a senior official of the Prime Minister’s Office, have been known as for questioning by the Jammu and Kashmir police, sources mentioned. One of them, Amit Hitesh Pandya, is the son of an official in Gujarat Chief Minister’s workplace.
While Kiran Bhai Patel was arrested, Amit Hitesh Pandya and Jay Sitapara — each residents of Gujarat — have been allowed to go because the police thought they may have “fallen into the lure of the conman,” a police officer mentioned on situation of anonymity.
The males have been within the “official workforce” led by Kiran Bhai Patel who had taken the Jammu and Kashmir safety and administration for a trip, securing Z-plus safety cowl, official lodging at a five-star resort, and much more.
Amit Pandya’s father Hitesh Padya, Public Relations Officer on the Gujarat Chief Minister’s workplace, mentioned he is aware of his son has been known as for questioning by the police in Srinagar. He denied any wrongdoing by his son.
“I’ve a lot, a lot belief on my son. He would by no means take pleasure in any such exercise” mentioned Mr Pandya. “I do not know what the police have written about him. I might not prefer to touch upon something which I do not know. If had any stable info I might have actually shared with you,” he added.
The police mentioned the daddy of Amit Pandya has nothing to with the difficulty. “Amit is 45 yr outdated. He’s independently working an organization and his father has no affiliation with him,” mentioned an officer.
The arrest of the conman, which happened on March 2, was stored beneath covers by the police. Its particulars emerged solely after a Justice of the Peace despatched him to judicial custody on final week.
The officer denied studies that three of conman’s accomplices had managed to flee. “We allow them to off for few days and have known as them for examination once more. As a part of investigation, we’re analyzing everybody together with police officers and others who’ve any details about conman’s actions” the officer mentioned.
Sources say moreover Amit Hitesh Pandiya and Jay Sitapara, and Trilok Singh from Rajasthan was additionally staying with Patel at a five-star resort in Srinagar and impersonating an official workforce from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Kiran Bhai Patel got here beneath suspicion after he arrived in Srinagar on a second go to inside two weeks. The intelligence companies alerted the police in regards to the conman and the police have been requested to arrest him from a resort in Srinagar.
Patel is verified on Twitter and has over a thousand followers, together with BJP Gujarat General Secretary Pradipsinh Vaghela.