CCD founder VG Siddhartha went missing while his visit to Mangaluru on business purpose

Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha is missing from Mangaluru, he had gone there on business purpose, a senior police officer said on Tuesday.

As per the police, Siddhartha urged his driver to leave him at the Netravathi bridge in Mangaluru as he needed to walk. But there was no show of him after an hour, the driver informed the family, and they informed the police, said Sandeep Patil, Mangaluru police commissioner.

Driver Basavaraj Patil said to the police, “On Monday I went to his residence in Bengaluru at 8 am. At 12.30 pm he asked me to drive towards Sakleshpur. As we neared it, he asked me to drive towards Mangalore. When I was entering Mangalore he said ‘take the car to the bridge”.

“He asked me to be at the end of the bridge and said he’d walk. At 8 pm, I called him but his phone was switched off. Then I called his son and he said he’d also try calling him. As there was no response, I’m filing this complaint,” he added.

Siddhartha is the son-in-law of SM Krishna, the former foreign minister.

The police officer started an exhaustive search. Dog squads and boats have been used to assist with the search.

Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yeddyurappa visited the residence of SM Krishna and is individually regulating the search operations.

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