Mines officer from Bellary goes missing in Odisha

Mines officer from Bellary goes missing in Odisha

 Ibrahim Sharief, a resident of Yeshwantnagar in the taluk, who works as an assistant controller of mines with the Indian Bureau of Mines in Odisha, reportedly went missing on November 25.

Except his two-wheeler found near a private hospital, there have been no clue about his whereabouts, said the worried family members of Sharief. The 36-year-old officer, known for his uprightness, had left home for work in Bhubaneshwar, around 10 am.

When he didn’t return home for lunch, his wife Salma Begum called him on his cellphone which was switched off. Panicked, she enquired at the office where she was told that he had not come to work.

She informed her family members in Yeshwantnagar immediately and registered a complaint with the police.

During the investigation, the police found his two-wheeler abandoned in front of a hospital near his office.

His brother Subhan told Deccan Herald that even after a week since Ibrahim went ‘missing’, the family has received no information either about him or about the progress in the investigation.

He urged the Odisha government to direct the police to probe the matter at the earliest.

Ibrahim’s father Giddu Sab, with tears in his eyes, said that the last time he saw his son was when he had come home for Bakrid. He prayed for Ibrahim’s safety.

Sandur legislator E Tukaram said that he had discussed the issue with the Home minister and the DG&IGP of Karnataka, who are in touch with their counterparts in Odisha. The matter was raised in the ongoing winter session in Belgaum, he said.
DH News Service

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