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Month on, no clue of missing sons of BSF personnel

punjab Updated: Nov 15, 2013 20:22 IST
Raghbir Singh Brar

Two teenagers, related to each other, have been missing from Faridkot since October 17, but there is no clue of them as the police had registered an FIR in this regard.

The boys have been identified as Adarsh (14), son of Ravinder Kumar, a BSF personnel and his cousin, Harshit Sharma (17). Adarsh's father is serving in Border Security Force and is presently posted at Baramulla, Jammu and Kashmir.

Their 29-day absence from home has families worried who have been looking for them. Adarsh is student of Class 10 in a school in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, while his cousin, Harshit, is pursuing diploma course at Solan.

"We are worried about them. We have been looking for them at all the possible places but to no avail. My son is not carrying mobile phone but the other boy, who is my nephew, had taken a mobile phone with him. But the mobile is switched off," claimed Ravinder Kumar, whose family lives in Faridkot.

"Adarsh is intelligent and can be lured only by someone known to him. The boys might have fallen into some trap," he said.

The two were last spotted by a rickshaw puller at Faridkot on October 17 and since then nothing could be known about them, said Ravinder.

Harshit is the son of Ravinder Kumar's sister and the family is based in Kangra. He had come to Punjab to visit his maternal uncle in Faridkot. Adarsh first went to Amritsar to receive Harshit. They came to Faridkot and spent a day there, but "disappeared" the next day.

"They did not have any money. I had gone to Faridkot on leave and got it extended up to November 21. I have spent 29 days looking for them," Ravinder claimed.

Rajesh Kumar, father of Harshit Sharma, is currently serving BSF in Chhattisgarh and had returned to his place of posting after spending about two weeks in Faridkot looking for his son.

Gurmeet Singh Randhawa, SSP, Faridkot, said, "We have already registered a case and I am personally supervising the case. Their mobile is switched off and we have also leant that there was a call from some other phone at that number. The police are close to crack the case and we hope to find them soon," said.

Sources said the boys might have left the city with some dreams of film world.