Thane / Palghar, February 7 (PTI) Ten police teams were
trained to investigate the kidnapping and murder of a 26-year-old Navy
personnel who were found with severe burns in Palghar
district and died while being transferred to a hospital in Mumbai,
an official said on Sunday.
Sailor Suraj Kumar Dubey, originally from Jharkhand,
was kidnapped in Chennai on January 30, set on fire by his
kidnappers in the Gholvad area of the Palghar district and died on
An official said bank and stock transactions, loans
details had been found as the investigation progressed.
Konkan Line Inspector General Sanjay Mohite told PTI
Sunday that the 10 teams formed coordinated with
their counterparts in Chennai and Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu,
Ranchi in Jharkhand and Mumbai to resolve the matter.
Palghar Police Superintendent Dattatray Shinde said
journalists that Dubey was on leave from January 1 to February 1
and had taken a flight from Ranchi at 8 a.m. on January 30 and
landed in Chennai at 9 p.m. the same day.
As he exited the airport, three people pointed a
revolver in Dubey, held him captive in Chennai for three days,
and took him to the jungles of Gholvad in Palghar in February
5 and set it on fire after dousing it with gasoline, Shinde
Shinde said Dubey’s father filed a complaint
complaint in Jharkhand on January 31 after finding the
the latter’s cell phone went off and the police investigation had so far
found that Dubey had three cell phones, not two like his parents
A cousin had called him on this third cell phone on
February 1, said the SP.
It was also discovered that Dubey had recently
carried out a considerable number of equity transactions through
brokerage firms in Bhopal and Mumbai, he said.
Dubey had taken out a bank loan of Rs 8.43 lakh, and also
borrowed sums totaling Rs 6 lakh from his colleagues in the Navy, and
some of them had unsuccessfully requested the reimbursement of several
times, says Shinde.
The Palghar SP said Dubey got engaged in January
15 this year and his future in-laws transferred Rs 9 lakh
in his bank account.
All these angles were probed to arrive at the
truth, said SP Shinde. PTI COR
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