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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.

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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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