Cafe Coffee Day Founder VG Siddhartha goes missing in Karnataka


VG Siddhartha, son-in-law of former Karnataka chief minister SM Krishna and the founder-owner of the chain of Cafe Coffee Day, has gone missing from Mangaluru in Karnataka. As per the reports, he was last seen near Netravati River in Mangaluru.


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 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.

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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.

VG Siddhartha’s letter to employees and board of directors of CCD, states, “Every financial transaction is my responsibility…the law should hold me & only me accountable.”

CCD letter