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Missing US-based NRI from Vadodara traced in Daman

Press Trust of India  |  Vadodara 

A US-based Non-resident Indian (NRI), who went missing late last month while on a visit to this city in Gujarat, has been traced to adjoining Union Territory of and Diu, a said Wednesday.

Mittal Saraiya, who went missing while visiting a on November 27, was found in a hotel in Daman, Anupamsingh Gahlaut, police commissioner, said.

"We had formed several teams with a total of 90 personnel to track Saraiya after his uncle lodged a complaint of kidnapping with the station," he said.

The teams were dispatched to various parts of the state, including religious places, to trace the 51-year-old NRI, who lives in Florida, US, the said.

He was found staying in a hotel in and a team has been sent to bring him back to Vadodara, he said.

According to the police, the NRI told them he slipped into depression after his friend cheated him in the US.

Saraiya was also facing financial problems and went to to relax, the police added.

The NRI had arrived in the city to enquire about the health of his ailing uncle who resides in the Karelibaug area, the police had said.

Saraiya, who is also a former cricketer, was visiting the city after a decade.

During his visit to the bank, an had asked him to furnish the photocopy of his passport, police had said, adding he left for home to get the document.

However, he did not return home after which his relatives got worried and lodged a police missing.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 00:05 IST