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We are ashamed that we can't help people, says HC

Expressing regret over police inaction in a missing child case, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said that sometimes it is "ashamed" over its own helplessness.

india Updated: Aug 26, 2009 22:31 IST

Expressing regret over police inaction in a missing child case, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday said that sometimes it is "ashamed" over its own helplessness.

"Sometimes we are ashamed...people come to us but we are not able to help them," said Justice Bilal Nazki, who had on Tuesday summoned Director General of Police SS Virk to the court.

The court was peeved on Tuesday when a DCP level officer filed a probe report in the case, instead of Virk himself, as court had earlier directed.

Preeti Chug, who suspects that her estranged husband Bunti has abducted their four-year-old son Sujal, has moved the court. But police have not yet found either child or his father, both missing since last November.

On Wednesday, Virk sought 15 days' time from the court. "We will get some information," he assured. He also said that child's father was apparently in Nepal.

Virk also apologised for not submitting his own report on Tuesday. "I had dictated my report to secretary, but it was not put before court by mistake," he said.

However, the court reminded him that apart from the present case, there are some 17,000 missing person cases in the state, as per government data.