The Muzaffarnagar police have registered cases of kidnapping against unidentified persons after failing to trace 10 persons who have been missing since the communal violence broke out on September 7. All missing persons are of Muzaffarnagar.
Additional SP (Crime) Kalpana Saxena said separate FIRs have been lodged in the cases at different police stations of the district.
Additional SP (Rural) Alok Priyardarshi said police teams have been formed to trace the missing persons.
The case of 10 missing persons had come to light after their families approached the police and district administration.
In their request to the district administration,the families expressed suspicion that they may be victims of violence and claimed compensation and job as announced by the government. The district administration hs sent a report to the state government seeking directions.
The administration also sought from the state government to know how long should they wait before declaring them riot victims.
The state government had announced a compensation of Rs 10 lakh to the family of riots victim and also a government job to one dependant of each of the victims.
Among the 62 persons killed in the violence,32 belong to Muzaffarnagar district. The district administration has given compensation money to the families of 30 victims. The identity of two victims is yet to be ascertained. Those bodies were found in Bhopa and Titawi police station areas.
Meanwhile,the district administration has given appointment letters to the dependants of 28 victims. Two appointment letters could not be handed over after the administration found some lacuna.
Additional District Magistrate (Finance) Rajesh Srivastava said in one case the dependant was below 18 years while a criminal case was lodged against another.