Rajasthan officer 'disappears'

Naveen Jain, 36, was posted as commissioner in the state’s settlement department in Jaipur.

According to the police, Jain had gone to a restaurant in Shahajanpur, some 150 kilometres from state capital Jaipur, along with his wife and son for breakfast.

“While they were having breakfast, Jain got up from the table on the pretext of making a call from his mobile phone and walked outside,” said Additional Superintendent of Police Sangram Singh.

Jain then left a note in their car parked outside.

“In the note, he repented that he had not been able to provide a house to his family. Addressing his wife, he said that he was going somewhere and should not be disturbed,” said the officer.

The entire state police machinery was jolted into action following the officer’s disappearance. Teams have been rushed to Haryana and Delhi and exit routes of the state are being checked.

Sources said Jain had been transferred to Jaipur in the first week of August from Baran, where he was posted as district collector. After his transfer, there was a controversy over the allotment of an official residence to him.

Jain, who belongs to Haryana, had also been district collector in Hanumangarh, Karauli and Rajsamand districts of Rajasthan.

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