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12 cases of missing persons solved in 25 days

The bureau will be adequately staffed, says SP

Missing son of Chitapur MLA Valmiki Naik traced

Gulbarga: The Gulbarga district police have established a “Missing Persons Bureau” where complaints with regard to missing persons can be registered.

The Missing Persons Bureau will exclusively deal with cases of missing persons. Apart from preparing list of cases, the bureau is likely to bring out booklets about missing persons as is being done in Bangalore.

Superintendent of Police B.A. Padmanayan said here on Friday that the bureau will be headed by an officer equivalent to the post of a police sub-inspector.

Both men and women police constables and computer operators will be deputed to work in the bureau.

The police decided to establish the bureau following several complaints about missing persons, particularly young children from the district in the past few days.

Mr. Padmanayan said in between November 30 and December 25, 12 cases of missing persons were registered in the different police stations in Gulbarga. In the cases registered, 6 were with regard to boys, 3 girls and 3 women.

According to Mr. Padmanayan, the police solved all 12 cases.

Apart from this, Mr. Padmanayan said the police traced and found two kidnapped persons and two missing girls and handed them over to their families.

The police also traced Chitapur MLA Valmiki Naik’s son who had gone missing to Hyderabad. He was handed over to Mr. Naik a couple of days ago.

Mr. Padmanayan said that Prakash Chandrakant Pawar (12), who had gone missing from his school a few days ago, was traced in a State-run Boys Home in Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh. A team of police personnel visited Andhra Pradesh and obtained custody of the boy and brought him back and handed him over to Mr. Naik.

Prakash Chandrakant Pawar, Mr. Naik’s son, told the police that he had gone to Hyderabad in a train from Wadi on his own and was picked up by the Andhra Pradesh police when he was found wandering on the Hyderabad streets and lodged in the boys home.