Taking up a petition filed by a resident of Ram Darbar, seeking directions for promptly locating his sister and her two children who were allegedly kidnapped on May 16, the Punjab and Haryana high court issued notice of motion to the Chandigarh senior superintendent of police (SSP).
The petitioner, Vikas Kumar, had filed a habeas corpus petition before the high court on Friday. The habeas corpus petition requires a person under arrest to be brought before a judge or into court.
The petitioner had alleged that his sister, Sangeeta Rani, 27, and her two children - Ishika, 8, and Robi, 4, were kidnapped on May 16 from the Ram Darbar market.
The petitioner came to know from one of his friends that his sister's former in-laws had kidnapped them. The court was informed that Sangeeta's in-laws had a grudge against the petitioner's family on account of Sangeeta's second marriage after the death of her former husband Chaman Lal.
The petitioner submitted that the police was informed about the incident on the same day, but nothing had been done till now. It was also informed that when the petitioner made calls to the police control room, the officials stated that instructions had been made to the Sector 31 police station. The petitioner had also sent an e-mail about the complaint to the Chandigarh police headquarters.
The petitioner also alleged that police might have been working in connivance with the kidnappers.