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Rajasthan IAS officer goes missing

Rajasthan IAS officer posted in Jaipur went missing from restaurant in Shahjahanpur in Alwar.

A Rajasthan IAS officer,Navin Jain (36),posted in Jaipur earlier this month went missing on Tuesday morning from a restaurant in Shahjahanpur in Alwar district,around 150 km from here. Jain,who was with his wife and son at the restaurant,walked out around 7.30 am on the pretext of making a phone call and did not return,the police said.

They added that he left behind a letter for his wife Sunita,in which he regretted that he had been unable to buy a house of his own despite 11 years of service in the government. Jain also said in the letter that “there was some hope,but now that is also gone”.

The police said Jain also requested his wife not to disturb him and asked her to stay with family in Lucknow or Delhi. A senior official said he also left his cellphone behind.

A senior police officer said teams have been sent to Haryana and Delhi and along the route he was using. Checkposts have also been set up.

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A 2001-batch IAS officer,Jain has served as the Collector of Hanumangarh,Karauli and Rajsamand districts before he was transferred to Jaipur in August as Commissioner,Settlement Department and ex-officio director of consolidation,Rajasthan.

In recent times,Jain was mired in a controversy involving the allotment of a government residence to him immediately after his transfer.

First published on: 31-08-2011 at 02:36:30 am
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