Over 1000 of missing children rescued: Delhi Police to HC

The Delhi police informed the High Court today that more than one thousand of the missing children in the city have been rescued by them in the past one year.

New Delhi: The Delhi police informed the
High Court today that more than one thousand of the missing
children in the city have been rescued by them in the past one
year.

Filing an Action Taken Report before a division bench of
Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan, the
Commissioner of Police claimed that 1,111 children were
rescued since September last year after raids conducted by
police stations individually and jointly with the help of
other agencies.

"The offenders found to be involved in the commission of
various offences under IPC, Bonded Labour Act and Abolition of
Child Labour Act and Juvenile Justices Act were booked and
trials are pending in the courts of Metropolitan Magistrate
(MM)," said the police while furnishing the date from various
districts about the rescue operations.

It was also claimed that when the police come across a
child who is unable to provide information about his/her
parentage and address, a standing order was issued to all
police stations to register criminal cases to ascertain
parentage and address of the child, the circumstances under
which the child got separated from family and involvement of
any organised criminal gang.

The response from the department came following a
direction from the court for updated status report pertaining
the missing children cases.

Taking a suo motu cognisance over a media report that
every day more than 15 children go missing from Delhi and the
police have failed to maintain data and a record of cases, the
court had directed the police to register FIRs and not to
harass the parents.

On September 16 last year, the bench had directed the
police to register FIRs immediately after receipt of the
complaint from the victim`s family and the information
should be uploaded on its website.

The Bench had asked DLSA to constitute a team of lawyers
and police personnel to provide legal assistance to the
parents running from pillar to post to register a case of
their missing children with the police.

-PTI

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