VG Siddhartha, founder-owner of the Indian cafe chain, Cafe Coffee Day (CCD), has gone missing near Netravati river in Mangaluru, police said.
The police have launched a search operation in the river to trace him in the Ullal area of Mangaluru. They are using inflatable boats to search the area.
Mangaluru Police Commissioner,Sandeep Patil on #VGSiddhartha missing case:Y'day,he left from B'luru saying he is going to Sakleshpur.But on the way,he told his driver to go to Mangaluru.On reaching Netravati river bridge,he got down from the car,asked his driver to go ahead&stop pic.twitter.com/3TYcqMTFYU— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2019
Siddhartha has been reported missing from Jappinamogaru, which is very close to Netravathi river and just two to three kilometres from the sea.
Local MLA and Congress leader U T Abdul Khader, too, joined in the search operation on Tuesday morning.
"We are very concerned that our friend, a very good person and someone who has given jobs to thousands of people is missing since yesterday night," Khader told ANI here.
Congress leader, UT Khadar at the site of search operation for former Karnataka CM SM Krishna's son-in-law, #VGSiddhartha, in Mangaluru: I was shocked when I got the news. Police Commissioner and DC have ordered a search operation, it is being carried out with support from locals pic.twitter.com/ZihpwcKCGN— ANI (@ANI) July 30, 2019
Siddhartha is also the son-in-law of the former Karnataka chief minister and Maharashtra Governor S M Krishna.
Karnataka Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa and Congress leaders D K Shivakumar and B L Shankar arrived at the Bengaluru residence of SM Krishna early this morning.
Further details are awaited.