The primary task of the MPB is to maintain a systematic record of information about
(a) Missing persons, as recorded in each Police Station, as per directions issued in PO 5/1979, on the basis of data supplied through NIC Server.
(b) Recovery of unidentified bodies in different Police stations as per Police Order 1/84, on the basis of information received through e-mail transmitted.
2. The Missing Persons Bureau will:
(a) Keep records and prepare the statistics of missing persons;
(b) Coordinate efforts at tracing missing persons and restoring persons found and recovered
(c) Publish information and photographs in the Criminal Intelligence Gazette and take other measures for wider circulation;
(d) Correspond with Bureau and Criminal Investigation Department of other states whenever necessary;
(e) Undertake inquiries in complicated or important cases of missing persons
3. It will be the function of the MPB to assist the District police to trace the missing persons as well as for identification of the unidentified dead bodies by providing them with recorded FAX.
4. The MPB will take the following actions:
(a) On receipt of information of a missing person from any District, they will search the existing data base and inform the concerned district about the recovery of unidentified dead bodies close to the description of the District, reported since the person concerned has been found to be missing.
(b) On receipt of information about the recovery of any unidentified dead body in any district, the MPB will search the existing data base and inform the concerned District about the information of person missing close to the description of the unidentified dead body.
(c) As and when there is report of the kidnapping or abduction of any person in any of the Districts, the MPB will monitor all information about the detection of the unidentified dead bodies close to the description of the person kidnapped/abducted and keep the concerned District informed on the basis of requisition made by concerned IO.
(d) The MPB will arrange for publication of the photograph of the Missing Person in daily Newspapers as well as announcement in the Radio and the TV.
What should be done when a person is missing
The complainant is to make a General Diary at the Police Station where the incident of missing occurs supplying the Photographs of the missing person.
To report the same to CID, West Bengal the following documents are required.
a. General Diary Number
b. 24 Copies of Black & White Passport size photographs of the missing subject.
c. One Black & White Postcard size photograph of the missing subject.
d. An application with full particulars of the missing subject.
This will ensure wide publicity through public media i.e. Doordarshan, All India Radio, Daily News Paper and also through Criminal Intelligence Gazette, Missing Persons Website of CID, West Bengal and other Government Office to trace out the missing person.
Information can be give to us regarding missing person through
our website : http://trackthemissingchild.gov.in