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'Missing' Snapdeal employee safe, spoke to her family: UP police

Deepti-Sarna Deepti Sarna

Police have traced the whereabouts of Deepti Sarna who went missing two days ago after taking an autorickshaw from the metro station in Vaishali area in Ghaziabad.

According to reports, police had her called her family on Friday morning to inform them that she is safe. The officials will soon record her statement as to what led to her sudden disappearance even as they are yet disclose the details of how she was traced.

The police was conducting search operation in the jungles of Morti near Raj Nagar extension, where her last location was traced to.

Ten teams of Ghaziabad Police were trying to trace Deepti, who works with Snapdeal in Gurgaon.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, had instructed the Ghaziabad SSP to personally head the search operation.

On Thursday around 8.30 PM she became untraceable while travelling in an auto she had hired from outside Vaishali Metro Station, police said.

City SP Salman Taj Patil said that Deepti was on her way from Vaishali metro station to the old bus stand of Ghaziabad where her father Narendra Sarna, a resident of Kavi Nagar, was waiting to pick her up.

Sarna told the police that when the auto crossed the Hindon river bridge, Deepti called him and gave him the location.

She was also heard shouting at the auto driver for taking a wrong route, he said, adding thereafter her phone was switched off.

Upon information, police swung into action and launched a manhunt to search the girl.

On Thursday morning, police started combing operation in the jungles of Morti near Raj Nagar extension under jurisdiction of Sihani gate police station.

Police was trying to trace Deepti by electronic surveillance and monitoring some other mobile numbers. Some auto drivers were also summoned for questioning.

Meanwhile, there were protests by people outside the residences of police officials.

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