Three Delhi Policemen Receive Award for Tracing 77 Missing Minors

Three policemen were awarded the honour by the DCP. Credit: PTI

Three policemen were awarded the honour by the DCP. Credit: PTI

New Delhi: Three policemen of Vijay Vihar Police Station in Rohini were awarded on April 12 by Delhi police commissioner Amulya Patnaik for tracing 77 minors, including 43 girls, who went missing in the last six years.

In the last six years, 82 cases of children going missing have been reported in Vijay Vihar police station. Inspector Abhinendra, SHO Vijay Vihar and probationary sub-inspectors Divya Mann and Anuj worked hard to trace 77 of them, DCP (Rohini) Rishi Pal said.

These 77 minors were recovered from different areas in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

Awarding the three policemen with ‘Asadharan Karya Puraskar’, the police commissioner stressed that tackling crimes against women and children is the priority of the force.

Pal said Rohini police district has unauthorised colonies like Buddh Vihar phase 1 and phase 2, and Pal Colony, where rickshawpullers and street hawkers reside.

Between 2011 to 2016, around 82 cases of missing children were reported. The maximum number of missing children were in the age group of 13-16 years, Pal said.

Last June, the police team began a special exercise to look for the missing children and started talking to the families. Initially, the families were apprehensive about sharing the details and required convincing.

Following the police team’s efforts, 77 minors were recovered. Some of the families were not willing to take them back out of anger. However, the policemen convinced them to take back their children, the officer said.