Missing kids: Panel seeks report from police chief
The Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights (DCPCR) has asked police commissioner YS Dadwal to provide a detailed report on children missing from the Capital.
Over 2,503 have been reported missing in the Capital since January 1, 2008.
This week, a case of 21 missing children came to light in East Delhi's New Sanjay Amar Colony. The police claimed six of them had eloped.
Addressing a press conference, commission chairman Amod K. Kanth criticised Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Anand Mohan for suggesting that some of the children had ‘eloped’.
“Whether the children, all aged under 15, eloped or not is under investigation. How can the DCP say it conclusively? The police must investigate each case properly and then come to a conclusion,” he said.
According to police records, only 363 children were traced in the past year. Kanth said several voluntary organisations had alleged that these missing children could be forced into begging, child labour and other illegal activities.
Kanth also questioned the need to set up a new child help line, saying that such a number already existed.
The accused, Ashu, a resident of Panipat’s Nara village, killed the victims, reportedly his friends, between 8pm and 4am and travelled around 60km from the first crime scene in Matlauda of Panipat to Titawi in Uttar Pradesh’s Shamli. The victims are Sonu, 26, who was working with a private contractor in a cement factory, and his two friends -- Monu, 25, of Nara village and Rakesh, 27, of Bhalsi village.
The Delhi government introduced the Happiness curriculum in 2018, Entrepreneurship mindset curriculum in 2019 and the Deshbhakti curriculum last year with the aim of inculcating problem-solving approaches among students and making them more self-aware, self-confident and socially responsible.
While the LG appreciated the work done at Indraprastha and Pul Prahladpur, he was displeased at the drainage system at Minto Bridge, flagging “technical flaws” in the drainage system and warned that engineers concerned “will be held responsible and strict action will be taken in the event of waterlogging at the site.”
BJP leader Sudhir Mungantiwar said the MLAs were informed about the election process for upcoming election for Speaker’s post. “They were told that the election will be held through a voice vote or they may have to stand up to vote for their candidate if asked,” said Mungantiwar.
The weather department classifies rainfall between ‘trace’ and 2.4 mm as ‘very light rainfall’, as ‘light rainfall’ when it is between 2.5 mm and 15.5 mm, as ‘moderate’ rainfall when it is between 15.6 mm and 64.4 mm and as ‘heavy’ when it is over 64.5 mm in a single day.