Muktsar, October 8
It has been an unending wait for families of 6,180 persons who have been missing since 2002. All the missing persons belong to areas under 16 police districts and two police commissionerates.
Desperate kin of these untraced persons are hoping against hope to see their loved ones alive.
Information procured from the police under the RTI Act reveals that 12,150 persons went missing from 2002 to June 30 this year. As many as 5,970 of them were traced. A majority of them were in the age group of 26-40.
In the area under the jurisdiction of the Jalandhar commissionerate, 466 persons of the total 818 missing since 2002 have yet to be traced. In the area under the Amritsar commissionerate jurisdiction, 819 missing persons of the tot,al 1,435 remain untraced.