Jaipur: An Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer went missing from a restaurant in Alwar district, Rajasthan on Tuesday morning, leaving behind a note for his wife.

An FIR has been lodged with the local police in this regard.

Naveen Jain, who was posted as Commissioner in the state’s Settlement Department here, suddenly disappeared after he went out on the pretext of making a call, leaving behind his wife, son and a friend in Nirulas restaurant.

Jain accompanying his wife, son and a friend left for New Delhi on Monday night. On the way they decided to halt at Alwar. The next morning while proceeding towards New Delhi, they halted at Shajhanpur to have breakfast, after which he went missing.

Disheartened Jain left a note for his wife and son in their car that dubbed: “I could not provide even a home to my family in my 11 years of service. I am going on my own wish.”

Addressing his wife, he asked her to go to her parents place in Lucknow.

Sources said Jain had been transferred to Jaipur from Baran, where he was posted as Settlement Commissioner. After his transfer, there was a controversy over the allotment of an official residence to him.

“Jain was depressed over the controversy,” sources said.

After the sudden disappearance of an IAS officer, the entire state police machinery has become active to locate the officer. Police is conducting search operations and checking all exit routes.

JPN/Bureau