Issued on 1/2/18 at 4:58 p.m.
Incident number: 192 of 25 January
New CCTV images have provided further information regarding a white Ford Transit van believed to have been involved in the murder of Ramniklal Jogiya.
Detectives investigating Mr Jogiya’s death have traced the vehicle’s movements and have released a new image as part of a renewed appeal. Mr Jogiya, 74, was found in Gaulby Lane, Stoughton, on the morning of 25 January.
He had locked up his jewellery shop in Belgrave Road, Leicester, at around 7.45pm on Wednesday 24 January and set off to walk the short distance home – but he never arrived home.
The image released shows the vehicle in Abbey Lane having emerged from Beaumont Leys Lane at 7.07pm on 24 January.
Police have since recovered the van after it was found burnt out in a car park in Marsden Lane, Aylestone, on the afternoon of 26 January.
From our enquiries, officers have established the van was also in the area of Gartree Road on the evening of 24 January at 9.22pm.
Detectives are continually working to trace the full movements of the van before, during and after Mr Jogiya’s death and are renewing their appeal for anyone who has any further information to get in touch.
DCI David Swift-Rollinson, who is leading the investigation, said: “Extensive CCTV trawls have helped us identify some of the routes taken by this van and we are continually looking to establish further information on where this van was on the evening Mr Jogiya failed to return home as well as where it was prior to and after his death.
“CCTV images show the vehicle in Abbey Lane having emerged from Beaumont Leys Lane at 7.07pm on 24 January. Were you in this area at this time? Do you have dashcam footage or CCTV from the area which may hold vital information? Did you see the vehicle pull up at traffic lights alongside you while driving? Or did you see it parked on the street near where you live? Please think back as to whether you may have seen anything unusual or out of the ordinary.
“Or were you in the areas of Gartree Road or Marsden Lane on the evening of the incident? Did you notice the van or again do you have any dashcam footage or CCTV from the areas which could help? If you have any information at all, no matter how insignificant it may seem, please make contact.
“I would again also like to take this opportunity to thank the public for their continued support and the information which has been provided so far to help us progress significantly with our enquiries.”
Three men, aged 19, 20 and 23, have been charged with the kidnap and robbery of Mr Jogiya. They appeared before Leicester Magistrates’ Court on 31 January and were remanded into custody to appear at Leicester Crown Court on 28 February.
Four other men, aged 18, 20, 22 and 29, who have been arrested on suspicion of kidnap and murder, remain in police custody.
The charity Crimestoppers is offering a reward of up to £10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for the murder of Ramniklal Jogiya. Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or through the non-traceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
The reward will only qualify if information is passed to the Crimestoppers’ 0800 555 111 number or via the non-traceable anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. directly. Information passed directly to police will not qualify.
Anyone who thinks they have any information is asked to call 101 quoting incident number 192 of 25 January, or submit information online through the mipp.police.uk public portal.