A few months ago Mercury Investigators received a case from a rich businessman, whose son was about to get married to a girl from a very affluent family. “They met on Facebook. The boy’s family did not know much about the girl and after seeing their expensive cars and classy manners, they decided to seek more information. We found that the girl and her family were frauds and were targeting the jewellery they would get in the wedding,” said Roy.
So, how do these detectives collect information? Though the sleuths are secretive about it, they confirmed that most often the girl’s mohalla was the best place to gather information, apart from their college or workplace. “It takes about a week or so. We learn everything we want in that time,” said TK Das, pointing out that it was always difficult to gather information from a place like Salt Lake, which did not have a para culture. “Many times, the sleuths get caught and are even thrashed. But that is just an occupational hazard,” said Amlan Roy.