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.
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.
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