Monday, 5 August 2013

Photos of missing persons will be displayed till Friday

The display of pictures of missing persons and unidentified dead bodies that was put up at the rural police headquarters at Adgaon from August 2, will now be extended till Friday.

The past three days, the photo gallery has seen a steady flow of relatives of missing persons from various parts of Nashik and adjoining districts. According to officials of the rural police, 304 people have visited the photo gallery, including 125 on Sunday. Most of the visitors were from Nashik city, rural Nashik, Jalgaon and Dhule.

Apart from two dead persons who were identified on August 2, two more were identified on Saturday. The police said they did not have the names of the persons found dead. Relatives who have been able to recognize the missing persons have gone to the respective police stations for further verifications.

For instance, relatives of a person gone missing from Wadner Khakodi near Malegaon and found dead in the jurisdiction of the Kotwali police station in Ahmednagar, have recognized the photo and have gone to the concerned police station for further verification. Similarly, another person gone missing from Gangapur police station and found dead in the jurisdiction of the Karhad police station has been identified.

Approximately 2,500 photos of missing persons and unidentified dead bodies have been put up by the police of Nashik rural, Nashik city, Amravati city, Solapur rural, Satara, Jalgaon, Buldhana, Sangli, Thane city, Latur, Navi Mumbai, Aurangabad rural, Dhule, Nandurbar, Thane rural Ahmednagar, Akola and Ratnagiri.

On the first day of the opening of the gallery, two bodies were identified. The police said the two bodies identified were that of Karbhari Gaikwad (82) of Dhanori, Kopargon, and Anna Manik Pagare (25) of Gaikwad Chowk, old Dhule city.

In view of the rising number of missing persons and dead bodies of unidentified persons, director general of police Sanjeev Dayal has given instructions to gather photos of all missing persons and unidentified dead bodies and display them at various police commissionrates and rural police stations.

Inspector R J Desai of the crime branch, Nashik rural, said that superintendent of police Pravin Padwal has directed to continue with the photo gallery for a few more days in view of the flow of visitors.

Relatives of missing persons have been appealed to attend the display as photos of such persons with the police from across the state have been put up.

Monday 5 August 2013


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