Kolkata, June 22, 2007
Ms. Asha Sharma
NRI Sanjay Mehrotra, 44, a Japan-based businessman
arrived at Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport late
on Wednesday night with the invitation of Jairam Singh who met
him in Japan to bring FDI to pursuing investment proposals relating
to a yoga school here.
Mr. Mehrotra told the police, "Jairam Singh
had told me to reach the city at the earliest and promised to
put me up at The Park Hotel and arrange for meetings. About 1.15
am Thursday, I was received by Jairam’s nephew Pim Ahee,
with a big sign “Welcome to Calcutta.”
Mr. Mehrotra met Pim one time with Jairam Singh.
Mehrotra was expecting Hotel car but Pim made excuses and brought
taxi with him. Mr. Malhotra found one more unknown person was
sitting in front seat of the taxi. After 15 minutes taxi ride
on VIP Road, the taxi screeched to a halt. I and Pim came out
of the taxi to see what happened. When we found nothing wrong,
I was entering the taxi, the other unknown person tried to kill
me with a knife, slashed at me and Pim started pushing me down"
Mr. Mehrotra's throat was bleeding from a deep cut
and he managed to jump out of the taxi, started running on the
road for help and reached a taxi stand. The taxi stand people
were very helfull and called police. The police rushed me to RG
Kar Medical College, where doctors nursed and stitched his knife
Police said the attack was preplained to kill him
Jairam Singh Yadav had taken a loan from Mehrotra
close to Rs 1.15 crore from his company to set up a branch in
Japan.and hired people to kill him to avoid to return a loan.
Mr. Mehrotra was graduated from Benaras Hindu University
and works with a pet food company in Tokyo, Japan. He is president
of the Indian Association in Japan, travelled to Bangkok to link
up with a joint delegation of Japanese and Korean officials in