Kranti, a very good friend of Swapnil from very childhood, was sitting scared and hopeless in the tea shop. He was almost not getting any clue to the solution of his problem. He knew, the only person who could save him is Swapnil. So he was in fact waiting for Swapnil only in the tea shop on one Sunday morning.
After sometime his waiting ended and Swapnil arrived. Looking at Kranti only, Swapnil understood that Kranti is suffering from some depression.
He just showed him five, ordered for a cup of tea, sat beside Kranti, took one sip of hot tea and asked, “Tell me friend, what favour could this person do for you?”
Kranti, seeing Swapnil understood, that he has some problem without his telling, smiled and started narrating. “Swapnil you remember, I told you that I got a job in a small export import company. So basically I knew that they prepare Jam, Jelly and food stuffs like these and do import and export. But you know, to my astonishment, I was wrong. Why only me, whoever comes new, comes thinking these and then get to know the actual fact. Slowly seeing their way of doing business, a suspicion took birth in my mind. I used to go and give a handful of products to one place and bring some from that place. All these buyings and dealings were done in a bag. So I never used to peep inside also to see what was there inside. But couple of times what happened, the place where I used to go, somebody else was sent there, though I was there and myself to that person’s place. That time I thought, why would they change my destination. So one day when I was travelling with the bag to a place, before reaching there, I quietly opened it after going to a lonely place. At first sight I saw they looked from top just like jam and jelly glass bottles with different colours. Still I digged more inside. I started holding the bottle in my hand and rotating. I was seeing jam everywhere inside the bottle, but then I found it seemed something else was there inside the jam. I opened the bottle and started moving the jam inside. You know what came out. A couple of closed pouches full of brown sugar. I then knew why they dont send same person to same place everyday, so that none starts suspecting and then check one day. Swapnil you believe, I at first was not getting any job and was frustrated. In my house my old dad and mom are there. I was just thinking when I could earn for them. Then when I got this job, I was so happy, even with a small income. But now again knowing this, I feel, it would have been better if I had stayed jobless. Because I never knowingly joined this business. Now I am trapped. Though my parents are old, but won’t I have any feeling for them? That day the place where I reached, complained of that disturbed Jam bottle and they came to know that I now know everything about their business. Knowing that they have also threatened me not to tell to police or else they wont leave my parents. I could still go and inform police telling them not to tell about me, or via some unknown call. But then the police would arrest me if I go by self and inform them. Again if I tell that I just came to know and myself not involved, or tell them via unknown number, then my company’s people wont let them know my name, but would come to know that it’s me. How? When the police would visit, if I am there then I would also be arrested. If I am travelling, they would force them to call me back and would then also be arrested. If I am off for that day, then company’s people would suspect me and would dig further and somehow if they come to know, would not leave either me or my parents later. I am hopeless. I dont know what to do. They also told me not to leave this job. But all I want now is only to leave this job. It doesnt matter to me whether they are all arrested or not.”
Swapnil just patted on Kranti’s back and said, “Don’t worry Dost, I have an idea. But before that tell me, do you have address of all the locations with whom they do business? And when does your office remain closed?”
Kranti said, “Office is open 24*7. But yes I know or at least can arrange address of all locations.”
Swapnil said “Good!! that would do. Hope they wont be that spreaded as this is a small gang. I could do the things with few of my friends. You have to do one thing.”
As said one day, Kranti hurryingly went inside the office and told the boss that, “Boss, we are in danger. I got to know that within another few minutes police would be doing raid in all our places at same time. Not sure but just got to know from one person, when I was smoking downstairs. I dont know him also, I think if this is not a rumour, we would be in danger and so should empty all the places for the day.”
To that Boss also agreed and informed all other places of their company to lock the office and empty immediately and leave for the day. They would again join next day. “Lets see, if this is true then we would be saved, and if rumour, then also half day business won’t make huge loss for us.”
All the places accordingly were locked and emptied for the day. Kranti just informed Swapnil. Swapnil with all his friends went to all the places, broke open the doors, collected all the products that were there and taking them to an empty place burnt them all to leave no sign of existence. Also left a note saying, “Hope after this destruction you wont start the business anymore. We would be in search of you all. If we get to find and catch you somehow, whether you have started or not started the business again, for this time we have left, but wont for next time.”
Next day they all met but were shocked with such a loss. It really would be a big deal to start that business again from scratch. They all decided to break up and start whatever other business they want to. But only thing is that they would never disclose that they sometime used to do this business to anyone, as it might then spread and reach police and then they would come to know all the names also who were involved and all would be in jail. Then when they would be released they would find out the person for whom they were arrested and would destroy his family.
Kranti wanted this much only, and was happy and thanked Swapnil. Swapnil then arranged one small job in his office only, for Kranti.