Shahjahanpur, April 18: If police officers are willing to solve a case, they can really get a breakthrough. The Uttar Pradesh police in Shahjahanpur rescued 27 girls out of 39 in overnight.
Recently, Superintendent of Police KB Singh had warned a dozen of police officers about the frequent abduction of minor girls in the city and had directed them to solve the issue as soon as possible. The hunt is on to find the remaining 12 girls.
It is believed that eight sub-inspectors were transferred to police lines for their inefficiency in work and 24 others were directed to perform their duties and rescue the girls within 48 hours or face the brunt.
The kidnapping cases were said to be pending since 2015 in several police stations. The police officers were able to rescue the girls from near and far areas of the city. There were 39 cases pending under section 369 and 366. The repeated complaints from the parents of the abducted girls were said to be ignored like the files kept on the shelves.
During the search operation, the police also rescued the three girls from the neighboring villages who were missing from Kalan. A missing teen in Chandigarh and two other girls in Allahabad were rescued by the police.
According to the police officer, most of the girls were minor and a few of them had left their homes willingly, to get married to the person they wanted. he also said that a case under abducting a minor was registered on these case because as per law, a girl can't get married until she turns 18.