“We have inquired about the person named Nikhil Gupta and the prima facie inquiry did not find any case against him after I confirmed with all the four commissionerates in Gujarat. All the DCPs from the city confirmed that they did not know who Nikhil Gupta was,” said Gujarat DGP Vikas Sahay.
The US law enforcement authorities had alleged that Gupta, 52, agreed to the plot after being assured by the Indian government official directing him – whom they referred to as CC-1 – that a criminal case registered against him in Gujarat would be taken care of.
The Indian official later allegedly assured Gupta that “your Gujarat (case) has been taken care of” and “nobody will ever bother you again”. He further offered to arrange a meeting between Gupta and a “DCP” (Deputy Commissioner of Police), according to the federal authorities.
The indictment in the case said Gupta had described his involvement in international narcotics and weapons trafficking in his communications with CC-1 and others.
Sources in Gujarat Police said as of now they did not even find a suspicious person named Nikhil Gupta in any case related with arms or drugs smuggling or peddling.