Family Discord Behind Assam Businessman Sandeep Jalan's Disappearance? Police Interrogating his Driver

Published: June 23,2021 01:00 PM

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The businessman is missing since Tuesday. His phone's signal has been picked up from Chaygaon, in the outskirts of Guwahati

June 23, 2021: Family discord is being seen as one of the major reasons behind the disappearence of Assam businessman and CEO of SOHUM Shoppe, Sandeep Jalan. According to initial information available with DY365, Jalan left his Nabin Nagar residence in the afternoon on Tuesday. He visited a restaurant in the city at around 4 PM, had some beverages and then crossed over to one of the Sohum showrooms right across the restaurant on GS Road. He packed a bag at the apparel showroom and asked Dipak Sonar, a driver working with SBI bank (on top of the Sohum showroom) to drop him near Gold Cinema in Paltan Bazar area of the city. He has been missing since then. Police said that his phone signals have been picked up from Chaygaon area in the outskirts of the city. 

As of now, police has ruled out the possibility of Jalan being kidnapped. According to sources, the initial investigation is indicating at the possibility that due to family related issues, Jalan left home on his own and has remained unctraced so far. His family is tight-lipped.

Police is interrogating the driver and employees of the restaurant he had visited before disappearing. According to sources, Jalan left home in t-shirt and shorts and he had cycled to the restaurant. 

The family members have shared Jalan’s photo and requested all to share any information in case anyone spots him somewhere.

Sohum Shoppe and Emporia was first launched in 2000 with outlets in Guwahati. There are as many as 4 outlets in Guwahati, one each in Jorhat, Dibrugarh and Tezpur. A Sohum Shoppe is also there in Naharlagun, Arunachal Pradesh.