NEW DELHI: Delhi Police, which has recently launched a special drive 'Milap' to reunite missing children with their parents, has handed over another 23 children staying in different Children Homes in the national capital to their respective families.
'Milap' was launched two weeks ago and so far a total of 26 children have been reunited with their families by the Crime Branch under the drive, a senior police official said here today.
Under the drive, Crime Branch officials check each and every child in the Children Homes and make all out efforts to get any clue about their parents so that they can be handed over to them properly, he said.
Further, local police of all districts of Delhi is being asked to prepare a list of all the children residing in the shelter homes, railway platforms, bus stands, roads and religious places. Their photographs will be taken by the police officials concerned and documentation will be undertaken to link them properly, said the official.
The idea of launching such a drive, involving several teams, was formulated and executed under the guidance of Special Commissioner of Delhi Police Taj Hassan.
The teams visited these Children Homes and checked the available record. On scrutiny of the records, the police officers zeroed down on the children whose details were incomplete or sketchy.
"These children were taken into the confidence and after compassionate persuasive conversation, they revealed clues about their native places. On the basis of the minor clues and details provided by them, their parents were contacted either through telephone or via local police stations," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Ravindra Yadav.
The children, who belong to different age groups, had come to Delhi either after being rebuked by elders or in search of job.