IEP Chandigarh, April 6
Haryana Police has once again set an example of humanity by reuniting 8 missing persons including a deaf and dumb child with their families.Sharing the information here today, a Haryana Police spokesperson informed that Anti Human Trafficking Unit (AHTU) of State Crime Branch had traced these missing persons and children. They checked missing person records with the available police data of missing adults and kids, developed information and also spoke to the people residing there.AHTU teams are in touch with children’s homes in all states. As and when police learn about the missing person or children, they are counseled and put in special efforts to get positive results. Efforts are on to trace the missing children not only in the state but also across the country, he added. In the first case, police had reunited a woman and her two kids (9 and 7 years old), who went missing from Pinjore, Panchkula since December 2018 and were traced in Nalagarh, Himachal Pradesh. Based on some information provided by the family, AHTU team put in special efforts that finally led to the restoration of the missing woman and two children to their family.In another case, three missing persons including a woman and two children, who were reported missing from Mahendergarh district in March 2022 were reunited with their family. While the woman and her one child were traced from a shelter home in Bhiwani, the other child (deaf and dumb) was traced to a children’s home in Madhya Pradesh. The photo of the deaf and dumb child was shared by the AHTU team with shelter homes in other states. Meanwhile, information about the said child was received from Vivekananda Children’s Home, Morena, Madhya Pradesh. During the counseling of the child, it was learned that he had reached Madhya Pradesh on a train from Delhi, from where the child was rescued and kept in a children’s home in Morena. After completing all the formalities, the woman and her two children were safely handed over to the family. In a separate case, the Anti Human Trafficking Unit team traced the family of a 17-year-old missing minor girl in West Bengal. Apart from this, in another case, the team found the family of a missing girl from a nomadic family in Uttar Pradesh. The girl was currently living in a private ashram in Gurugram.All the units of the State Crime Branch have been instructed to go to all the shelter homes under their jurisdiction and counsel the children there so that they can be traced and reunited with their families.