Bangalore news July 30 highlights: Founder-owner of Cafe Coffee Day V G Siddhartha has gone missing in Mangalore since Monday night. He is also the son-in-law of former Union External Affairs Minister and former Karnataka CM SM Krishna.
According to his driver’s statement to Mangaluru police, Siddhartha got out of his car near a bridge across Nethravathi river in Mangaluru and never returned. The businessman and his driver were travelling from Bengaluru when the former asked the latter to stop the car near the bridge.
Karnataka CM BS Yediyurappa and senior politicians including Congress MLA D K Shivakumar have rushed to S M Krishna’ residence in Bengaluru. An investigation by the Karnataka police department is underway. Coast guard has joined the ongoing search operations in Nethravathi river for the same.