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Minor kidnap: Court asks Pune police to submit probe report

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the senior police inspector of Bund Garden Police station,Pune,to file a detailed affidavit explaining the course of investigation adopted by the police to find the 12-year-old mentally-challenged boy who was allegedly kidnapped from the Pune railway station last month.

The Bombay High Court on Friday directed the senior police inspector of Bund Garden Police station,Pune,to file a detailed affidavit explaining the course of investigation adopted by the police to find the 12-year-old mentally-challenged boy who was allegedly kidnapped from the Pune railway station last month.

“If the police want to find out then they can within hours so why can’t they do it in this case,” a Division Bench of Justice V M Kanade and Justice Roshan Dalvi observed. Amit Bhowmik,lawyer of the missing boy’s parents,said he “informed the court that though we have mentioned in our petition that the child would have been kidnapped by the begging/prostitution racket,it cannot be ruled out that children are being picked up for human sacrifice.”

On Thursday Jitendra Singh,father of the missing boy,had moved the High Court seeking transfer of probe to the CID on grounds that the local police were unable to carry out proper investigation. Singh is a junior engineer with the railways.

His petition states though he managed to trace the alleged kidnapper,Pramod Kamble,on the basis of CCTV footage,but the police arrested Kamble only to let him off the next day. The CCTV footage showed the boy entering the railway station at around 10.28 am on November 26. Around half-an-hour later Kamble was seen talking to the boy and later walked away with him. Kamble admitted before the Bund Garden police that he had taken the boy but the police did little to trace the boy,the petition states.