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British Indian hotelier goes missing while on business trip to India

The family of a British-Indian hotelier have made a desperate appeal for information after not hearing from him since travelling to India earlier this month.

Ranjit Singh Power, the 54-year-old millionaire owner of the Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton, reportedly flew into Amritsar on 7 May when he made contact with his partner Angela Bir.

However, Mr Power has not been heard from since and his family fear that he may have been kidnapped or worse, killed.

He was due to return to Britain on 14 May but has now been placed on West Midlands Police’s Missing Persons list and the Foreign Office is investigating.

Mr Power’s 26-year-old daughter Emma says the family are distraught.

She told the Express and Star newspaper: “We are getting more and more distraught about our father.  Our strongest fears are that he may have been kidnapped or, dread to think of it, even worse.  We have not heard from him at all.

“These are our fears because our father is a very strong man and he would contact England two or three times a day if not more. He is constantly on the telephone.  He’s been in and out of the country as long as I have been a small girl and we know his traits.  He is a very careful man and has always been aware of his security and, with him being quite a wealthy gentleman, security and safety has always been paramount to him.”

The Foreign Office have confirmed that Mr Power has been reported missing and are liaising with local investigators.



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