The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Wednesday requested the Center to assist in tracing a missing CRPF jawan.
A habeas corpus petition filed by Vanitha of Mudukulathur of Ramanathapuram district was heard before a divisional bench consisting of Judge R Subramanian and Judge N Sathish Kumar.
The petitioner said that her husband Balamurugan had joined the CRPF and served in a battalion in Chhattisgarh but to their surprise, Balamurugan had been missing since October 17 last year. The petitioner was informed by the office from which he served that Balamurugan had been found missing. Despite appeals to the relevant authorities to help find her missing husband, no effort has been made to bring him home safe and sound. Citing these, the petitioner sought instructions from the court to ensure the safe return of her missing husband.
Meanwhile, the Center’s lawyer said efforts were underway to find the missing jawan. It was known that the cell phone number previously used by the jawan was changed and replaced with new numbers. Using this new contact number, police were able to trace the user’s location and gather call history details, the lawyer added.
The bench, after hearing, ordered the Center to find the missing CRPF jawan at the earliest with the assistance of Chhattisgarh and Sukma Police State Government and file a report. The case is adjourned to March 23.