NEW DELHI: More than 46 children have gone missing in Ghaziabad and Noida in the last two months. This is claimed by an NGO, Naujawan Bharat Sabha, which has alleged a huge trafficking racket, in a report.
The report is based on the figures obtained under the RTI Act. The maximum cases are reported from Nandgram, Harsh Vihar, Vijaynagar, Pratap Vihar, Sanjay Nagar, Raeespur, Mirzapur, Rahul Vihar, Khoda Tigri, Khadda, Arthala, Viklang colony, Ghukna, Deendayal Puri, Salarputi, Karheda, Shyam Park Extn, Budh Vihar, Navada, Pyarelal colony in Ghaziabad and Bhangel, Bishanpura, Mamura, Chotpur, Chhijarsi areas of Noida.
The report says that most of these children are from poor families, and when they complained to cops, it was alleged, they were turned away both in Noida and Ghaziabad. Nithari in Noida had witnessed a similar disappearance of children till the story of Surendra Koli and Moninder Singh Pandher emerged. The CBI is now investigating the matter.
President of the NGO Tapish Maindola said," We have urged the Ghaziabad DM to take immediate action, but the attitude of the police remains negligent despite cases like Nithari. We demand that CBI take strict action against the police."
The report says India is a target for criminals engaged in human trafficking for organs, child pornography and paedophiles. Gangs that abduct children for begging or selling them off are also active in NCR.
Ghaziabad SSP Deepak Rattan said, "Till now, the cases registered have not pointed towards human trafficking and the like. After the Nithari case, we are cautious."