“I have failed as an entrepreneur. Every financial transaction is my responsibility…the law should hold me & only me accountable.”
Leaving a note of repentance when VG Siddhartha goes missing, more than 200 policemen and divers on about 25 boats were carrying out searches for him in the Netravati River in Mangaluru where, as per reports, he was last seen.
According to police, Siddhartha was headed for Sakaleshpur but on the way, he had asked his driver to go towards Mangaluru. On reaching a bridge over the Netravati river in the Kotepura area in Dakshina Kannada district, he got down from the car and told his driver that he was going for a walk.
Police began the search in the area after Siddhartha’s driver filed a complaint with the police on Tuesday morning raising suspicion if the person who jumped off the bridge was indeed the CCD founder.
A slew of senior leaders including state Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa and Congress leader B L Shankar visited the house of former state chief minister S M Krishna early morning today, hours after Krishna’s son-in-law went missing.
Large numbers of well-wishers were also spotted at Krishna’s house since after the reports of his son-in-law going missing became public.
While the searches are still going on, the state has requested the central government for their help. BJP MP Shobha Karandlaje has also written to Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh seeking the help of the central government to trace missing founder and owner of Cafe Coffee Day, VG Siddhartha.