Missing girl`s case: HC takes congisance of father`s letter

The Delhi High Court today took cognisance of a letter by the father of a missing minor girl alleging that no action has been taken till date to trace his daughter despite lodging of an FIR for the offence of kidnapping.

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today took cognisance of a letter by the father of a missing minor girl alleging that no action has been taken till date to trace his daughter despite lodging of an FIR for the offence of kidnapping.

The letter which was faxed to Chief Justice G Rohini was referred to the vacation bench of justices Pratibha Rani and V Kameswar Rao which sought response from the Delhi police and also asked for a status report on the progress made in the case.

The bench sought the presence of the Investigating Officer (IO) on the next date of hearing and directed the police to make "sincere efforts" to trace the missing girl.

"Let IO appear along with the status report regarding the progress made in the case under section 363 (kidnapping) of IPC," the court said, asking the police to make sincere efforts to trace out the missing girl. It listed the matter for further hearing on June 27.

Advocate Mukesh Gupta appeared on behalf of the Delhi police.

According to the letter sent to the Chief Justice, FIR number 453/2014 under section 363 has been registered but no progress has been made till now by the police. Detail regarding the kidnapping case, including when the girl went missing, were not mentioned in the letter.

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