New Delhi, June 11: A joint operation has been launched by the CISF and the local police to trace a scientist of Kaiga Nuclear Power Plant, who went missing four days back, a top police official said. L Mahalingam, a top nuclear scientist working at the Kaiga nuclear facility in the Karwar district of Karnataka has been missing since Monday morning.
Mahalingam, who hails from Anna Nagar in Chennai, had gone for his usual morning walk on Monday and has not returned ever since. Although no ransom note or call has been received till now, his wife Vinayaka Sundari is not ruling out kidnap and has since filed an FIR at the Mallapur police station.
The missing nuclear scientist is one of the top officials working in the training section – with access to sensitive documents - of the very important facility tucked away in the remote Karwar region bordering Goa, near to the where the Indian armed forces are building one of their biggest bases – Project Seabird.
“Intensive search is being carried out round the clock by a 40-member team comprising the CISF and local police personnel to trace N Mahalingam, missing since June 8 from the Kaiga township,” Superintendent of Police, Uttara Kannada Raman Gupta told.
The police is looking at other angles too as the colony in Mallapur where the incident happened is amidst thousands of acres of dense forests with a sizeable number of leopards. Police with the help of CISF are also planning to launch a search operation in some parts of the forest.
Gupta said that so far no clues had been found so it was difficult to say anything at this juncture.
According to Kaiga spokesperson, a massive manhunt has been launched for Mahalingam. Forest range officer of Kaiga has also been notified to join in the manhunt. - Zee News