With specific emphasis on the rising number of cases of missing children in the Capital, Delhi BJP chief Harsh Vardhan on Friday wrote to Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung to express his “grave concern over deteriorating law and order” situation in the city.

Dr. Vardhan cited data that was submitted in a reply to a Parliament question that the number of missing children was 5,111 in 2011, 5,284 in 2012 and 725 in 2013 and has demanded that appropriate action be taken to prevent crimes such as kidnapping and crimes against women.

“These are the data of the cases of missing children in which FIR has been lodged. If one includes the data about which the FIR has not been lodged then this number could be shocking. The number of missing children in the Capital is 8 per cent of the national average,” said a statement from Dr. Vardhan.

He mentioned that despite repeated complaints lodged with the Chief Minister and the Police Commissioner on missing children, trafficking of women and prostitution, “no concrete action has been taken and the number of incidents is increasing”.