Missing Persons Cell traces 566 people

ST CORRESPONDENT
Saturday, 12 October 2019

The Crime Branch of Pune City Police have set up a Missing Persons Cell (as part of the Social Security Branch under Crime Branch) to trace such people.

PUNE: The Crime Branch of Pune City Police have set up a Missing Persons Cell (as part of the Social Security Branch under Crime Branch) to trace such people. The cell started functioning on September 4 this year and till now they have found 566 persons. 

While addressing a press conference at the Police Commissioner’s Office, DCP (Crime Branch) Bachchan Singh said, “The local police stations could not focus much on missing person cases due to law and order duties. 
Therefore, the missing persons cell has been started. The staffs from the cell will call the parents/ relatives of the missing person and counsel them with empathic feeling. If the cell is not able to trace the  missing person after consistent efforts, then the five field units of the Crime Branch will be roped in to aid the cell.”

The cell is led by Police Inspector Vaishali Chandgude and includes PSI Priya Tilekar, constables Neelam Shinde, Rohini Jagtap, Baba Karpe, Santosh Bhandwalkar, and Sandip Kolge.

Pune’s missing persons

  • Missing Persons cell set up : September 4, 2019 
  • Total pending missing from 2016 till date: 3,423
  • Cases probed by cell: 1,217 (Female 645, Male 572) 
  • Persons found: 566 (Female 323, Male 243)  

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