A COOKED-UP DEAL
Catharen Doyal, a Nigerian national, had befriended Amarshingh Suryavanshi five months ago on the website. He told Suryavanshi he dealt in the purchase and sale of medicines for a UK-based company. Doyal told Suryavanshi the company had huge demand for ayurvedic seeds and Suryavanshi would profit hugely if he could supply the seeds.
In November 2015, Doyal messaged Suryavanshi to buy 250gm of the seeds worth Rs1.60 lakh from a supplier named Priyanka Jain. On January 7, Jain called Suryavanshi and told him that one Khan would deliver the packet of seeds
Suspecting foul play, Suryavanshi reported the matter to Khandeshwar police.