Ahmedabad: A local court in the city has sent Amreli Police PI Anant Patel, who is accused of kidnapping a builder and extorting money and bitcoins from him to police remand of 7 days after he was presented in the court on Friday evening. The police had asked for a demand of 14 days.
CID Crime’s DySP Saiyed gave eleven reasons to the court while asking for a 14-day remand of the accused policeman. He mentioned that it is important to know the trail of the bit coins that were made to transfer from builder Shailesh Bhatt’s partner’s digital wallet. The CID also wanted to investigate if he sent his constables to Mumbai in the garb of an investigation, as claimed by the two of the cops who were part of Patel’s team and were arrested a few weeks ago. Other reasons mentioned were an identification parade of Anant Patel for Shailesh Bhatt, interrogation of Patel to know where and when was this plan hatched and who all were involved with him, how many people were in touch with him during the whole operation of detaining the builder at a farm off Chiloda.
The CID has also claimed that because Anant Patel has been in the police service for the past 10 years, he is well aware of the law and is thus trying to be non-cooperative with them and thus they will need at least a 14-day remand but were granted only a 7-day remand for him.