Expressing discontent towards the efforts by the police in searching missing persons, the High Court asked the police how many brothels it had searched as most of the missing persons are young women and girls and could be victim trafficking.
The Division Bench comprising justices Govind Mathur and R S Chouhan said the efforts put in to search the missing persons was inadequate.
It asked the authorities which all departments have been coordinating with the police in searching the missing persons in shrines, temples and gardens.
During the hearing of a habeas corpus petition by one Hanja Devi on Friday, ADG (Civil Rights) R P Singh had appeared in the court and the court had sought the district wise details of the missing persons from the state in the last three years.
Following the direction, the newly-appointed Superintendent of Police (Civil Rights) Rohit Mahajan appeared in the court today with the district wise details of missing persons from the state in the last 3 years.
Mahajan presented an alarming picture of the missing persons.
According to the details, 32,352 persons have been reportedly missing from January 1, 2009 to June 30, 2012. Of this, 27004 persons have been traced and the search of the remaining 5358 persons is on.
Udaipur tops the list of missing persons with a mark of 5,917 during this period and that too from the tribal areas of Dungarpur-Banswara.
The figures disclosed that the number of missing women has exceeded the number of men. The number of missing girls below 18 years was 6,749 whereas the number was 12,769 for those above 18 years.