Following the stance taken by the Supreme Court regarding police inaction in the cases of missing children, the Ludhiana police have lodged FIRs in bulk in cases of missing children and women that were lying pending with them for the past two years.
The parents, whose children are missing, are calling the action a face-saving exercise. “Had the police taken action timely, our missing children could have been recovered. The police registering a case of kidnapping months after their disappearance which is nothing more than a formality,” they added.
Laxmi Narayan of Bal Singh Nagar has lost all hopes to get his sons back. His two sons had gone missing under mysterious circumstances in a span of three months.
Talking to HT, Narayan said his son Raju (7), a student of class 2, had gone missing on March 3, 2013, while playing outside the house. “We tried our best to find him, but to no avail. I had filed a missing report with the Salem Tabri police station in this context,” said Narayan.
“After three months, my elder son Chandan (11), a student of Class 3, also went missing on June 26, 2013, under similar conditions. I had put all my efforts to trace them, but to no avail. Though I suspected that one of our relatives Ajay, who lives in the same locality, had kidnapped my sons, the police did not question him,” he added.
Narayan, who is a rickshaw-puller, further added that around three-four days ago some cops visited his home asking him about his missing children.