Srinagar Police on Tuesday claimed to have recovered a minor girl in less than 24 hours.

A police spokesman in a statement issued, said that “on 05-12-2022, Police Station Pantha Chowk received a written complaint from one person (details withheld) to the effect that his minor daughter who left home for school has not returned home after school hours”.

On this, a case under FIR number 132/2022 under section 363 IPC was registered in Police Station Pantha Chowk and investigation was taken up, the police said.

“During the course of investigation, a Police team headed by SHO Pantha Chowk Insp Syed Owais Geelani was constituted under the supervision of Incharge SDPO Pantha Chowk Shivam Siddharth. During the investigation, using technical analysis of a suspect number, a Police team of Police Station Pantha Chowk was rushed to Bomai Sopore from where the kidnapped girl was recovered and the accused, who is a juvenile (name withheld), involved in the commission of crime was arrested within 24 hours,” police said.

After completing the legal formalities, the girl was handed over to her parents, police said.