SC issues guidelines on missing children

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SC issues guidelines on missing children

Saturday, 06 July 2013 | PNS | Dehradun

Following the directives of the Supreme court, which has issued instructions to the State on increasing number of missing children while hearing  writ petition no-75/2012 in Bachpan Bachao Aandolan Vs Union and others dated May 10, 2013, the Uttarakhand Home department has issued a seven- point instruction to the Uttarakahnd Police Director General of Police (DGP) in which the State Government has instructed police to appoint Juvenile Welfare Officer (JWO) in each police station of the State. Now onward, police will have to lodge a missing report under section 154 of IPC.

Police will also publicise the photographs of missing children and also make public if they recovered the children so that their parents are able to know about their wards. To monitor the progress report of the missing children police will establish protocol along with State legal service authority. If police fails to trace the children even after four months of lodging of the FIR, then the case should be referred to anti human trafficking unit immediately.

The unit is supposed to submit their progress report to the authority on every three months. If they found that case has not been registered in the missing children then they should make sure registration of FIR and make sure further enquiry as well. Besides it you also conduct enquiry against the official concerned. After recovery of the missing children police should also cross check with the children that whether some syndicate was involved or not for his missing. If they believe some organisation was involved in his/her missing then they should take action against the organisation.

Besides it, police has been  asked to submit their action taken report to the State Government so that state would be able to file their affidavit before the supreme court on this issue.

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