CBI to find two-year old missing since last year
The child’s family had claimed that no effective steps were taken by local police to find him. CBI has been given less than 50 days to file a status report.india Updated: May 13, 2017 23:43 IST
On direction of the Madras high court, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has taken up the task of tracing a child who went missing more than a year ago while playing outside his home in Tamil Nadu’s Cheyyar town.
The child’s family had claimed that no effective steps were taken by local police to find him. CBI has been given less than 50 days to file a status report.
The missing child, Aswak Ahamed, was two-years-and- nine-months-old at the time of his alleged disappearance on February 27,2016. S Parveen Bee, mother of the child, had lodged a missing persons complaint at the local police station.
The family lives in a rented apartment on Kannugapuram street and the mother, who is the main complainant in the case, is a professor by profession.
In her complaint she told police that Aswak was playing outside their apartment when he went missing at around 9.30 in the morning of February 27. Local police had taken up the matter but were unsuccessful in tracing the child.
In response to the petition filed by child’s mother seeking CBI intervention, the public prosecutor had told the court that the state police had taken all steps to find the child. The public prosecutor further said police had traced out several phone numbers but the whereabouts of the child were unknown.
During the course of investigation superintendent of police (SP) had made a court appearance and assured the bench that the child will be traced.The additional deputy SP was tasked with finding Aswak but was unable to do so and on multiple occasions sought adjournment of court proceedings. A number of status reports have been already filed in the case, according to court documents obtained by HT.
“In these circumstance obviously they (state police) are not hopeful of tracing out the child...We are of the view that to expedite the process to trace out the child, it would be in the interest of justice to transfer the case to the CBI,” the HC had said.
First Published: May 13, 2017 23:42 IST