Indore: DIG Harinarayanachari Mishra claimed that it was their hard work that they were able to arrest runaway businessman Jitu Soni from his native village in Gujarat, before the Gujarat police could lay their hand on him. Apparently, Gujarat police too had formed a team to nab Soni, who carried a reward of Rs 1.5 lakhs.
The DIG said that the crime branch team first conducted raids in search of Soni and caught his brother Mahendra. Then the Gujarat police came to know that Soni, wanted in 47 cases in Indore, is hiding here. After that, Gujarat Police also formed a team to search for Soni. Gujarat police wanted to take credit by arresting Soni first but due to the hard work and groundwork of the Indore Crime Branch, Soni could be arrested.
DIG Mishra said that most of the girls rescued from Jitu Soni’s hotel are from Bangladesh. In all 67 girls were rescued by the police from there and they had alleged that they were being exploited in the hotel. However, Soni refused all the allegations and said that he was falsely implicated in the case. The senior police officials are questioning Soni in connection with the case registered at Palasia police station against him. After this case, he will be questioned by Azad Nagar police station staff where a case under various sections against Soni and others were registered after raids at Soni’s places.
During interrogation, Soni told the police that after raids at his places, he fled to Gujarat in a bus. He wanted to flee to Gujarat in his car but he was afraid of being caught. He refused to go to Nepal during the period he was hiding.