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Jamnagar DC’s ‘missing’ son calls up to say he is in Pune

The city police remained on their toes throughout the day on Sunday,looking for the 24-year-old son of Jamnagar District Collector V P Patel,who had gone ‘missing’ from the city on Saturday night.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad |
January 26, 2009 2:27:42 am

The city police remained on their toes throughout the day on Sunday,looking for the 24-year-old son of Jamnagar District Collector V P Patel,who had gone ‘missing’ from the city on Saturday night.

The entire exercise,however,proved futile when the youth,Abhishek,called up his father on the latter’s cellphone from Pune late on Sunday.

Abhishek studies in Australia and had come to India on a vacation. On Saturday morning,he had left for Ahmedabad,reportedly for shopping.

Abhishek had called up at his residence around 6 pm and said he was “low on cellphone battery and therefore had a crisp talk”,said Ghatlodia police inspector,K S Savani.

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When Abhishek did not return home on Saturday night and could not be reached on his mobile phone,jittery Patels came looking for their son to Ahmedabad.

They went to their residence at the Sola Road in Ghatlodia and became panicky after not finding Abhishek there.

They later intimated the Ghatlodia police about the incident.

While the police were looking for Abhishek,his Opel Corsa car was found at a public parking lot near the Rupalee Cinema in the Khanpur area.

City police personnel,including senior officers,went on their toes,exploring all the possibilities like kidnapping or a murder until Sunday evening,when Abhishek contacted his parents.

“He said he was in Pune with his friends and could not contact anyone because his mobile phone battery had drained out completely,” Savani said.

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