NEW DELHI: The Delhi high court wants to know how many children have gone missing in the city since 2016 and efforts made to trace them.
A bench of Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal and Justice C Hari Shankar recently began fresh proceedings and directed DCP Police Headquarters to furnish full details of status of missing children for the entire Delhi region.
“For present, let information for the year 2016-17 be furnished to this court in a tabulated manner,” the court said. Appearing for the government, standing counsel Naushad Ahmed Khan assured the bench that police will produce the information.
The court termed the issue of missing children as one of “extreme importance” saying it needs to be taken up independently.
HC turned its attention on missing children during a hearing on inadequacy of public toilets in the city for which it has been giving directions from time to time. During the hearing, the court was disturbed to find that many children go missing either when they go to ease themselves in the open or otherwise.
As carried in TOI on 21/9/2017