Belgaum: The Karnataka government was in touch with its Odisha about an official of Indian Bureau of Mines hailing from the state who is reported missing for the last one week, Home Minister KJ George said on Monday.
"Government will send a team there (Odisha) if need arises," George told reporters here, when asked about Assistant Controller of Mines 34-year old Ibrahim Sharif, who is reported missing since November 25 from Bhubaneshwar.
Hailing from Karnataka, Sharif has been staying with his family at Nigam Vihar in Phase-II of Kanan Vihar under Infocity police station area in Bhubaneshwar.
Sharif`s wife Salma Begum in her FIR had said he remained untraceable since he left for office in his scooter at 10 AM on November 25. His mobile was activated only for two seconds on November 26 and located at Allahabad at that time.
Suspecting abduction of her husband, Salma Begum appealed for his safe return.
Sharif, whose nature of work made him visit mines and undertake inspection for enforcement of rules of mineral conservation and development, reportedly last visited some mines in Barbil area of Keonjhar district in Odisha in September.