ISM Dhanbad student missing for 8 days, police still clueless

On December 21, 2015, Mrs Varsha Bharat Jagtap filed a missing person report at Pune Government Railway Police (GRP) for her son Anurag Jagtap. In the last eight days, the Pune GRP has transferred the case to the Howrah GRP, The Howrah GRP claims to be working on the case, but has no clue about Anurag’s whereabouts.

Anurag Jagtap, an Indian School of Mines (ISM) Dhanbad student, was scheduled to travel from Howrah Junction to his hometown Pune on December 18, when he went missing. Prof Chandan Bhar, Dean of Student Welfare at ISM, told PaGaLGuY, “We were informed about this situation when Mrs Jagtap called us asking for help. Before the  institute could file a missing person report, she had already filed one.”

Generally, students do not need any prior permission from the institute to travel out of town during holidays.

“Anurag left ISM on December 18 to spend his vacations in Pune. We are asking our students to track and get any information about Anurag by using social media,” said Prof Bhar.

Anurag’s friends and family have been asking the police for updates about the investigation. They want to make sure that the police is looking at every possible data that could help in finding Anurag, like tracking his mobile phone or checking the CCTV footage at Howrah Junction.

PaGaLGuY inquired with the Howrah GRP if CCTV footage had been checked to get any information. The GRP officials responded, “Our investigation is still in process. We are going through the CCTV footage but we cannot give any update at present. We will inform the parents as soon as we get a lead.”

PaGaLGuY also asked Prof Bhar if the Howrah GRP or any other GRP has tried to get in touch with the institute on this matter. He said, “We have not been approached by anybody as of yet, our only sources of information are our students. Nonetheless we are ready to help as and when required.”


PaGaLGuY wrote about Anurag’s case last week. Our previous articles can be read by going here:

Indian School of Mines student Anurag Jagtap missing since December 18

‘Police not doing everything to find my son’: Missing ISM student’s mother

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