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Need choppers to search for missing CCD founder, say MPs in SOS to Amit Shah

Shobha Karandlaje, who represents Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituency in the Lok Sabha, also handed over a formal letter requesting central assistance to Shah in this case.

india Updated: Jul 30, 2019 12:25 IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah, submits a letter to him, seeking help of central government to trace missing founder & owner of Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddhartha, in New Delhi on Tuesday.
BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje meets Union Home Minister Amit Shah, submits a letter to him, seeking help of central government to trace missing founder & owner of Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddhartha, in New Delhi on Tuesday. (ANI photo)
         

A group of BJP leaders led by BJP lawmaker from Karnataka Shobha Karandlaje on Tuesday met Union Home Minister Amit Shah to request him to order the coast guards to trace VG Siddhartha, the founder-owner of Cafe Coffee Day who had gone missing yesterday.

Shobha Karandlaje, who represents Udupi-Chikkamagaluru constituency in the Lok Sabha, also handed over a formal letter requesting central assistance to Shah in this case.

“The renowned businessman VG Siddhartha is found to be missing since yesterday from Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka. The state government has already started search operations in the Netravati bridge area. The heavy rain and the current weather condition in Karnataka are causing a problem for the speedy search operations”, a portion of the letter put out by news agency ANI said.

VG Siddhartha was reported missing by his driver yesterday. He told the police that his boss was missing from the bridge over the river where he got down from his car and wanted to take a walk. The driver informed the family about Siddhartha’s disappearance when he did not turn up after nearly an hour.

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The 58-year-old entrepreneur’s phone also could not be reached.

A formal police complaint about the disappearance of the 58-year-old business baron was filed past midnight.

Siddhartha is also the son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister and former external affairs minister SM Krishna.

Nalin Kumar Kateel, Karadi Sanganna, Bhagwant Khuba, B C Gathi Gowda and Y Devendrappa were the other BJP MPs present in the meeting with Home Minister Amit Shah, news agency PTI said.

There is no word on the assurance of assistance from Home Minister Amit Shah.

First Published: Jul 30, 2019 12:23 IST

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