Bhubaneswar, Dec 6:
A second team of Odisha police on Thursday left for Uttar Pradesh to help their counterparts trace the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) officer Ibrahim Sharif, even though it has failed to make any headway so far into the disappearance of the mining official.
Police Commissioner RP Sharma said on Thursday a second team has been sent to assist the first team already camping in UP and their counterparts there and hoped to get a tangible lead in the case very soon.
The Commissionerate police first decided to send a team after investigating officials traced the mobile signals of Sharif to Allahabad for the second time. Earlier, on November 26, a day after his disappearance, his mobile phone which was switched on for a few seconds, was showing signals at Mughalsarai in UP, the police said.
A three-member team of the Commissionerate Police had left for Allahabad on November 29 to trace the whereabouts of Sharif, suspecting him to be there.
Meanwhile, on instructions from Ministry of Mines, the regional office here has informed the local police about Sharif’s absence from duty. Sharif has gone missing since November 25.