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Cops fail to curb abductions

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, March 10, 2013
First Published: 23:34 IST(10/3/2013) | Last Updated: 23:37 IST(10/3/2013)

The Delhi Police are losing the plot as far as cases of abduction, especially of minors, is concerned.


According to the Delhi Police’s own figures, abduction of adults soared by more than 15% as 274 cases were registered last year as compared to 238 reported in 2011.

Similarly, 3,675 cases of kidnapping of minors were registered in 2012, an increase of over 4.14% compared to the figure of 3,529 recorded in 2011.

Moreover, the police worked out 56.93% cases of abduction reported in 2012.

On the other hand, the number of cases of kidnapping which the police solved during 2012 stood at a little over 69% — with 30% cases remaining unsolved.

On March 23, 2012, one Aashish Garg was abducted for a ransom of Rs. 50 lakh by four of his own classmates. He was later found murdered at southwest Delhi’s Dwarka.

A 19-year-old school dropout, his minor brother and another juvenile were apprehended on May 21 for allegedly abducting and subsequently murdering a taxi driver’s son in the same area.

On June 27, three persons, including a 48-year-old woman, had been arrested in outer Delhi for their alleged involvement in kidnapping a one-year-old with the intention of trafficking him to ‘a needy couple’ residing at an undecided location.

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