HC directive leads to spurt in kidnapping cases lodged by police
This year 36 kidnappings have been reported till date, with the number being exactly the same in January and February last year.
Most of the missing person complaints received this year by the police concerned minor girls.
Last year, the police filed a total of 261 abduction cases of which 174 involved complaints of women and girls going missing.
The police attribute the surge in these cases to registering every case of a missing child, as instructed by the high court.
UT SSP Sukchain Singh Gill said: “Once a kidnapping case is registered the investigation moves swiftly. This year we have been able to locate and rescue the missing people in almost 85% cases. We rescued two girls from Noida who had been reported missing in February,” he added.
Gill said: “The maximum number of complaints are received from eastern and southern areas of the city, where there are mostly slums.”
Chandigarh police data shows the largest number ofmissing person cases registered this year till date were in Manimajra and Sectors 34 and 39.