An intelligence report submitted to senior officers has reportedly stated that the accused, Jay Milan Shah, has said in his confession that Rs 93 lakh was seized from his office at Osiyam Arcades on Hunters Road. But, inspector Gunavarman showed only Rs 53 lakh as seized sum, apart from three laptops, three mobile phones and a currency counting machine.
Of the money seized from his office, Rs 40 lakh was immediately given to the complainant, Ronak Chordia, Shah claimed in his confession note. The latter had lost the money that he had betted on cricket matches of Caribbean Premier League 2019.
However, the report added, inspector Gunavarman allegedly collected Rs 7 lakh from Sharma so as to give him the Rs 40 lakh. Shah told the police that the inspector approached him through his advocate, seeking Rs 3 lakh to not arrest him.
The inspector also allegedly replaced the hard drive of Shah’s laptop with another one, Shah alleged. After escaping to Bengaluru, he tried to get anticipatory bail from there. But when it was rejected, he returned to the city and shifted his house from Choolai to Mylapore.
When contacted, a senior officer confirmed that an intelligence report that contained the allegations against the inspector has been submitted to senior officials for inquiry. Shah (23) was secured on February 8 and his accomplices – Rahul D Jain (24) and Dinesh V Kumar (29) of Sowcarpet – were already arrested.