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54 missing children traced in 1 year

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : May 6, 2018, 7:07 am IST
Updated : May 6, 2018, 7:07 am IST

The team was tasked to find the missing/kidnapped children, aged between three and eight years, by the anti human trafficking unit (AHTU).

Human trafficking. (Photo: Representational Image / File)
 Human trafficking. (Photo: Representational Image / File)

New Delhi: A team of Delhi police traced 54 missing children in one year under the Operation Muskan.

The team was tasked to find the missing/kidnapped children, aged between three and eight years, by the anti human trafficking unit (AHTU).

In order to trace the children, the staff posted in AHTU were directed to visit different children’s homes and verify the children staying in these homes. They have also been directed to get the details of children and match their details on ZIPNET as well as track them on themissingchild.gov.in, which was launched exclusively by the ministry of women and child development.

In a bid to trace the children missing from West District, the staff of AHTU interacted with these children at the homes and gathered as much information as they could.

During this exercise, description of some of the missing children was found to be matching with staying at the homes. With this development, the team made relentless efforts to find out the details of the parents/guardians of the children.

The parents/guardians were asked to visit the office of AHTU. The photographs of the children were shown to them through various means like WhatsApp.

In certain cases, DNA profiling was also done to establish the parentage of a child. The children were missing from various states, including seven from West Bengal, two from Bihar, eight from Uttar Pradesh, one from Rajasthan, seven from Haryana, two from MP, and 27 from Delhi.

Tags: delhi police, ahtu, zipnet