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Cafe Coffee Day founder VG Siddhartha goes missing near river in Mangaluru

Congress MLA from Ullal Abdul Khader joins in the search operation on Tuesday. Photograph:( ANI )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jul 30, 2019, 08.20 AM (IST) Edited By: Riya Gupta

VG Siddhartha, the founder-owner of Cafe Coffee Day(CCD) chain and son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna has been missing since Monday night, reports said.

Siddharta went missing near Netravati river in Mangaluru, reports added.

According to reports, the driver informed Siddhartha's family that he got off the car on the bridge and when he didn't return after some time, the driver went looking for him but he was nowhere to be found.

The search operation is underway near Netravati river with inflatable boats being used to search the river.

Mangaluru Police Commissioner, Sandeep Patil said, ''Boat service and help of local fishermen being taken to conduct search operation in the Indravati river. We are checking with whom all he spoke last.''

After the news went viral, many people gathered outside the former chief minister's house in Bengaluru.

Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa, Congress leader DK Shivakumar and BL Shankar visited SM Krishna at his residence early morning on Tuesday.