One of Jaipurs leading jewellers has become the subject of intense speculation after actor Vindoo Dara Singh told Mumbai Police that he had been in touch with three bookies in the city Sanjay Jaipur,Pawan Jaipur and Chandresh Jain alias Jupiter.
On Thursday,a large number of mediapersons descended on the Motisons Jewellers showroom on Tonk Road and tried to speak to the staff.
Motisons Jewellers is owned by brothers Pawan and Sanjay Chhabra,neither of whom could be contacted.
Vindoo,who goes by the name of Jack in bookie circles,has reportedly told interrogators that he had put up two other bookies called Sanjay Jaipur and Pawan Jaipur at a hotel in Mumbai for a night before taking them to the airport where they caught a flight to Dubai on May 14.
Unconfirmed reports said that on Thursday,a member of the Motisons staff in Jaipur had let slip that both his employers were now in Dubai. But this could not be independently verified.
There has been speculation in the past about the source of the Chhabra brothers wealth. The I-T department searched the Tonk Road showroom last Diwali and found assets worth Rs 100 crore,including Rs 1.5 crore cash,jewellery worth Rs 1.5 crore,and gold bricks worth Rs 70 lakh. Sources in the I-T department said they had expected to find much more.
The Jaipur Police confirmed on Thursday that the third man named by Vindoo the elusive Jupiter was bookie Chandresh Jain,who had been caught in April 2012,and had revealed links with Mumbaiand Dubai-based bookies.
Additional Commissioner of Police Giriraj Meena told The Indian Express,Chandresh Jain alias Jupiter was caught with a large number of illegally-procured SIM cards,mobiles,laptops and cash last year. We booked him under section 420 of IPC. He was produced in court and released on bail.