Supreme Court orders Madhya Pradesh government to form SIT to investigate case of boy missing for 17 years

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Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh): The Supreme Court on Saturday ordered the Madhya Pradesh government to form a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to investigate the case of the petitioner’s missing son.

A bench of justices Ajay Rastogi and CT Ravikumar in a recently issued order ordered the Madhya Pradesh government to form an SIT.

“We direct the State Government to form an SIT and further investigation shall be entrusted to the SIT as ordered by this Court and a Situation Report shall now be submitted to this Court by the government formed SIT of the state and headed by an inspector general of police,” the court said.

“As regards the complaint of which the Court has become aware, the applicant’s son has been missing for almost 17 years and we do not appreciate the way in which the investigation is being carried out by the defendant authorities”, he said. he declares.

“The latest situation report that has been placed for review is also consistent with the paper indicating that search warrants were issued in nearby villages but nothing happened,” the high court added.

He added: “Obviously nothing will come up for the reason that this minor son has not been traceable for more than 17 years. The question of his availability in neighboring villages does not usually arise.” Petitioner Attu had gone to the Supreme Court with the complaint that his minor son was not traceable and that there was a time when he (his son) was named as a defendant in the FIR of January 18, 2005, registered for the offense under Articles 354, 506, 294 of the IPC.

The petitioner had also filed a Habeas Corpus petition in the High Court of Madhya Pradesh which was dismissed in May 2020 after which he challenged the High Court order in the Supreme Court.

“After the Court issues the notice, the state government on each court date files the status report, but we believe there is compliance on paper and nothing positive is happening. present,” the court noted.

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