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As reported by Sapna Verma of TNN in timesofindia.indiatimes.com on 03 June 2008:
'46 Gzb, Noida kids go missing in 60 days'-Delhi-Cities-The Times of India
'46 Gzb, Noida kids go missing in 60 days'
NEW DELHI: More than 46 children have gone missing in Ghaziabad and Noida in the last two months. This is claimed by an NGO, Naujawan Bharat Sabha, which has alleged a huge trafficking racket, in a report.
The report is based on the figures obtained under the RTI Act. The maximum cases are reported from Nandgram, Harsh Vihar, Vijaynagar, Pratap Vihar, Sanjay Nagar, Raeespur, Mirzapur, Rahul Vihar, Khoda Tigri, Khadda, Arthala, Viklang colony, Ghukna, Deendayal Puri, Salarputi, Karheda, Shyam Park Extn, Budh Vihar, Navada, Pyarelal colony in Ghaziabad and Bhangel, Bishanpura, Mamura, Chotpur, Chhijarsi areas of Noida.
The report says that most of these children are from poor families, and when they complained to cops, it was alleged, they were turned away both in Noida and Ghaziabad. Nithari in Noida had witnessed a similar disappearance of children till the story of Surendra Koli and Moninder Singh Pandher emerged. The CBI is now investigating the matter.
President of the NGO Tapish Maindola said," We have urged the Ghaziabad DM to take immediate action, but the attitude of the police remains negligent despite cases like Nithari. We demand that CBI take strict action against the police."
The report says India is a target for criminals engaged in human trafficking for organs, child pornography and paedophiles. Gangs that abduct children for begging or selling them off are also active in NCR.
Ghaziabad SSP Deepak Rattan said, "Till now, the cases registered have not pointed towards human trafficking and the like. After the Nithari case, we are cautious."
As reported by Pragya Kaushika in expressindia.com on 11 August 2008:
What happens to acquired land in Greater Noida? Authority has little to say - Express India
What happens to acquired land in Greater Noida? Authority has little to say
Greater NOIDA, August 10 The farmers of Greater Noida’s Bisrakh village have received fresh ammunition in their movement against the Greater Noida Authority’s decision to acquire their ancestral land. The new lead has come from the Right To Information Act: an application has revealed that the planners do not know of what is to come up on the farmers’ land.
Applicant Rampal Bhati, a resident of Bisrakh, had filed the RTI on April 16, asking the Authority about its plans for his land which it had wanted to acquire. “The Authority has notified the land as illegal without knowing that this is our ancestral land. My father is literate and he used the RTI Act. We tilled our fields and this is all we had,” said Karan Singh Bhati, his son.
But much to the surprise of Rampal, the reply he received was as vague as the Authority’s claim on his land. It read: “For the RTI you have filed about the land, we have to inform you that we do not have any ‘exact superimposition’ map and thus cannot make available the information you require.”
According to Karan Singh, the Greater Noida Authority had wanted the land for development. “But we know they did not have any plan for opening hospitals and schools. They will sell our ancestral land to builders,” he said.
Chairman, Greater Noida Authority, Lalit Srivastava, said they do have a Masterplan for the land. “Notices for land acquisition are sent only when the Masterplan is ready. There are times when the applicant does not ask for the right information,” he said.
But his reply was a direct contradiction of the Authority’s reply — which clearly mentioned that it does not have the superimposition map, which is the basis for preparing a planned map.
“A superimposition map is an actual revenue map of a village, which is compared to the planned map. When the boundaries of revenue and planned map do not match, we reframe the planned map for the area,” Srivastava said.
With the RTI response to the Bhatis, suspicions are rife about the Authority’s decision to acquire the village land, which, according to the farmers, is their ancestral property.