THE CRIME Branch Police of Rajkot city finally arrested oil miller Samir Shah from a hotel in Jaipur late Friday night in connection with alleged murder of his employee Dinesh Daxini. The industrialist was on the run since he was booked for the murder and even as courts had denied him anticipatory bail.
Sleuths of the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) of Rajkot city police conducted a joint operation with the Crime Branch of Jaipur and nabbed the 57-year-old industrialist from his room in Hotel Mansinh in Jaipur. “He was arrested late night from his hotel room by a select team of Crime Branch with the help of Jaipur Crime Branch. He is being escorted to Rajkot and the team is likely to reach Rajkot by Saturday evening,” Rajkot city police commissioner Anupam Singh Gehlot told The Sunday Express.
The commissioner said that Crime Branch team had been on the trail of Shah, owner of Shree Rajmoti Industries for the last two days. “Day before yesterday, he was in Mathura. Then he took the road to Jaipur. The local police in Jaipur set up checking points at traffic junctions but he escaped. Finally, we searched hotels in Jaipur where he could possibly put up. Eventually, he was caught from Hotel Mansinh,” said Gehlot.
Shah, who is also incumbent chairman of Rajkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) had gone underground since March 1 after his employee Dinesh Daxini collapsed in Bedipara police post in Rajkot and died under mysterious circumstances. Daxini was managing a depot of Rajmoti Industries in Ahmedabad. According to the FIR, Daxini was kidnapped from his residence in Ahmedabad by Rajmoti Industries manager Samir Gandhi and Ravindrasinh Chudasama on February 28. He was brought to Rajkot, kept in the compound of Rajmoti Industries oil mill and beaten up severely over alleged irregularities to the tune of Rs 65 lakh in accounts.
Eventually, he was handed over to Bedipara police post under B Division police of Rajkot where assistant sub-inspector Yogesh Bhatt also beat him. After Daxini collapsed all of a sudden, he was rushed to PDU General Hospital in the city where doctors, after a post-mortem declared he had died due to shock and haemorrhage caused by injuries inflicted with blunt weapons.