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Showing posts with label Missing Child Recovered. Show all posts
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Friday, July 10, 2015

Senior Jharkhand IPS officer recovered a missing girl in an hour using WhatsApp

Police forces in India are often in the line of fire for lethargic action and slow response time while following any case. But probably things are changing, and changing for good.
Thanks to new technologies and officers like Indrajeet Mahatha, a senior Indian Police Service officer of Jharkhand cadre, people have a ray of hope to look up to the otherwise abused lot. Mahatha recently tracked down a girl, who went missing from Saraikela in Jharkhand, using app-based messenger service WhatsApp.

Saraikela Superintendent of Police Indrajeet Mahatha got the information at around 8 pm on March 31, 2015, that a girl had gone missing from the area. Acting swiftly in the case, Mahatha immediately put officials on duty to track the whereabouts of the girl.
According to the IPS officer, the last tracked mobile location of girl was found to be the area's railway station. And then came into play the role of a WhatsApp group formed by Mahatha himself around six months back.
Speaking to IBNLive, the Saraikela SP said that he immediately circulated the photograph of the girl on his WhatsApp group comprising senior police officials from across Bihar and Jharkhand.
Search operations were conducted at different railway stations on all the trains that had left the area. A team of GRP officials recovered the girl within an hour from Subarnarekha Express train at Dhanbad railway station in Jharkhand.
The police officer further informed IBNLive that as many as seven to eight children have been recovered by the police using WhatsApp in the last four-five months.
He said that almost all the districts across Jharkhand and Bihar were connected through the WhatsApp group formed by Mahatha. The group comprises senior police officials as well as SHOs from different police stations.
"The group helps us in swift transfer of information in any such eventuality. For example, photograph of a missing child can be circulated in this manner immediately across all districts, ensuring quick recovery in most cases," said Mahatha.
Apart from this group, the tech-savvy IPS officer has created two other WhatsApp groups – one comprising around 110 IPS officers from his 1999 batch and the other having mediapersons in the region as members.
Though creating a WhatsApp group is no big deal, such effective use of one certainly sets an example for others who are at similar position. As India ventures into an ambitious 'Digital India' programme, such simple but productive use of a chat messenger is the least we can resort to.


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Texas Fugitive Arrested & Missing Child Recovered in Sitka:

For Immediate ReleaseContact:
December 11, 2012Sr. Inspector Lisa Norbert, District of Alaska (907) 271-3504; USMS Headquarters Public Affairs (202) 307-9065
Texas Fugitive Arrested & Missing Child Recovered in Sitka
Anchorage, AK – The U.S. Marshals Service reports the recovery of the 400th missing child under Operation Pickup, a collaborative program involving the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), USMS and state/local law enforcement that targets fugitives who are believed to be in the company of a missing child.

Under Operation Pickup, the U.S. Marshals Service in Northern Texas and Alaska assisted the Amarillo Police Department in Texas in locating fugitive Micki Brogdon who allegedly abducted her son in November 2011. Brogdon was wanted by the Amarillo Police Department in Texas for Interference with Child Custody and the child was reported missing.

The USMS nationwide investigation revealed that Brogdon traveled from Texas to South Carolina, Pennsylvania, Washington and Alaska prior to her arrest.

On Monday, December 10, 2012, the Alaska USMS requested assistance from the Sitka Police Department which resulted in the arrest of Brogdon. The missing child was recovered and placed into the custody of the State of Alaska, Office of Children’s Services pending being reunited with his father.

On Tuesday, December 11, 2012, Brogdon will appear before the court in Sitka, Alaska; pending her extradition based off the Texas warrants.

The U.S. Marshals Service would like to thank the Sitka Police Department and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) for their assistance which led to Brogdon’s arrest and the recovery of the missing child.

Additional information about the U.S. Marshals Service can be found at
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