According to police, the DD official, identified as Jayant M. Kharche, went missing from his office in Mandi House. He was staying in south Delhi's Andrews Ganj area with his family.

"We received a call from the family members of the officer around 11 pm," Deputy Commissioner of Police (New Delhi) Jatin Narwal told IANS.

"He was seen coming out of the office around 1.30 pm on Friday. Even his mobile phone is switched off, so we have launched a massive manhunt for him," the officer added.

"Several teams have been deployed at the airport, railway stations and hospitals to find the officer," Narwal said.

Police has also checked the call details of the officer and are investigating the matter. A missing case has been registered at Tilak Marg police station, police said.