The family of a British-Indian hotelier who has not been heard from since travelling to India on a business trip earlier this month has offered a reward of £25,000 for information.
Ranjit Singh Power, the 54-year-old owner of the Ramada Park Hall Hotel in Wolverhampton, has not made contact with his family since arriving in Amritsar on 7 May.
Fears are growing for Mr Power with his family concerned that he may have been kidnapped or killed.
On Sunday, his daughter Emma Power, 26, said the family have put up £25,000 for any information.
“Obviously we just want our dad back. Just anything that can help that really, we’re helpless.”
Mr Power was due to return to Britain on 14 May.
Ms Power said: “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.”
Meanwhile, according to a report from India, police looking to interview another British Indian businessman – Baldev Singh Deol – who is said to have met Mr Power on 8 May.
Deol was reportedly meeting Mr Power for a business venture in Amritsar but had not heard from him after dropping him in the town of Phagwara on 8 May.
Deol subsequently returned to the UK on 14 May but was unconcerned that he had not heard from his “close friend”.