BALASORE: Ayub Shah, one of the directors of ponzi firm Green Ray International Limited (GRIL), used to change his facial appearance frequently to hoodwink the police and other probing agencies.
Earlier this week, he was arrested by Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Chhattisgarh Police from Rajasthan while he was planning to flee to Bangladesh via West Bengal.
SIT sources said Shah used to change his face often. Some times he sported a beard and cap while on other occasions, he was clean shaved without cap. He was identifying himself with different names like Ayub Saha, Sk Adil and Ayan Khan. He was staying in Kolkata, Dubai and Nigeria.
The SIT reached Ajmer, Rajasthan, a week before he was nabbed. With the help of Government Railway Police (GRP), the officials started verifying the reservation list of West Bengal bound passengers. During the search, they found three suspected names and waited for their date of journey.
Along with the photos of other two directors of the company, the investigating team had two types of photos of Shah - one sporting beard and the other without beard. When Shah boarded the train, he was with beard and it helped the cops identify him. After boarding the train, he put his bag on the reserved seat and marched towards another bogie. He then got down from the train while it started leaving the station when the SIT nabbed him.
Chhattisgarh SIT chief RR Bhoi said on a tip off, they rushed to Rajasthan and got the clues about Shah’s movement.
Shah also possessed two driving licenses and fake documents to hide his identity. He had voter ID cards and Adhar cards with different names and date of births, driving licence of both Odisha and Nigeria having different names. The SIT also seized six mobile phones, eight SIM cards, valuable stones and foreign currency from his possession.
In Chhattisgarh, five cases have been registered against GRIL which is accused of mobilising around `500 crore from the State. Earlier, police had arrested a branch manager of the company while its managing director Mir Sahiruddin, directors Khalik Shah, Mir Tahiruddin and two others are still at large.