NRI Missing From Vadodara Found in Daman

Mittal Saraiya told the police that he went Daman to relax as he was worried about the financial losses he was facing.


A U.S.-based NRI, who went missing on Nov.27 after visiting a private bank in his home city Vadodara, has been found in a hotel in Daman. 51-year-old Saraiya told police that he came to Daman to relax as he was disturbed with financial losses.

The Police was trying to locate the Florida-based NRI Mittal Saraiya, after his maternal uncle, a Gujrat resident, filed a missing complaint in police.

Anupamsingh Gahlaut, the Vadodara police commissioner, was quoted by PTI as saying, “We had formed several teams with a total of 90 personnel to track Saraiya after his uncle lodged a complaint of kidnapping with the Karelibaug police station.”

According to the police, Saraiya had gone to Daman on his own. He was disturbed over financial losses and wanted to relax. Therefore, he went to the Union territory of Daman and Diu, which is near the state of Gujrat.

Saraiya told the police that as he was worried about the financial losses he was going through, he left without informing anyone, the Indian Express cited DCP (Crime Branch) Jaydeepsinh Jadeja as saying.

The publication quoted Jadeja as saying, “We were informed that he was staying at Umesh Hotel in Daman. One team was rushed to Daman to find him. In all these days he had not made any transactions or contacted anybody. On November 27 when he left the city, he had converted $550. He told us that he was facing financial losses and was worried about it, so he left without informing anybody.”

Saraiya lives in Florida and had come to India after a decade to visit his ailing uncle in Karelibaug area of Vadodara. He was supposed to go back to the U.S. on Dec.1.

On Nov.27, he went to a private bank, where he was told to show a photocopy of his passport. He left for home to get the passport and furnish its photocopy before bank official. He left for his home but never reached.

He was seen coming out of the bank in a CCTV footage. He was also seen riding in an autorickshaw from there. When he didn’t reach home, his worried relatives registered a missing complaint with the police.

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