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30 police stations trace over 200 missing persons in 45 days

30 police stations trace over 200 missing persons in 45 days

New Delhi: Along with investigations into heinous crimes, 30 police stations in the city also probed the cases of missing persons and in a span of 45 days, 464 missing persons cases were registered.

In these police stations, an ambitious project to separate law and order issues from serious investigations are currently going on. The law enforcement agency was able to trace more than 200 missing persons during the period. Police sources told the Millennium Post that a review of the performance of 30 police station in 14 districts was carried out and in 45 days which started from October 1 to November 15, around 214 male (51 minor boys) and 250 female (68 minor girls) were found to be missing. Earlier, an analysis of reasons behind the missing children conducted by Crime Branch revealed that in most of the cases, children go missing after being scolded by parents at home, due to academic pressure, losing their way, elopement.

Meanwhile, the thirty police stations were successful in tracing 224 persons which include 111 male comprising of 30 minor kids and 113 female including 39 girls.

According to the police, when a case of missing is registered, the team first look out to the nearest police stations to get some clues and then, the message is flashed to the different police forces in the country.

Police put details on ZIP Net and searches are made in different mortuaries. "A detailed investigation is done in which we also scan CCTVs and call records. Searches are made in the city and also in other states for clues," police sources said.

In one of the cases, which took place in October, a three-year-old girl went missing from the Kirti Nagar police station area in West Delhi. Five police teams started searching in the forest, market areas, railway tracks. "Loud hailers and meetings were conducted in locality showing girl's photographs. In 12 hours, the girl was found and reunited with her parents," police said.

Apart from the police, the child rights bodies are also working for the safety of children. In 2017, the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) wrote to the concerned departments of all states and union territories to check their children homes and find out how many children of different states have been residing there.

On the other hand, Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) conducted a comprehensive study from 2015 to 2017 and found that Ranhola, Narela, Samaypur Badli, Shahbad Dairy, Jaitpur, Neb Sarai, Khajuri Khas, Sagarpur, Jahangirpuri, Bhalswa Dairy, and Mehrauli were among 20 areas prone to missing children cases.

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