"The victim in the Asaram case went missing and I cameto know that she was given police protection. Police has been probing the issue at present and we will trace her," Gujarat Home Minister Rajnikant Patel said.
    
"Even if she had gone to attend a family function (as claimed by her), the police escort should have accompanied her. We will probe this issue and take necessary action against the cops who failed in their duty," he said.
    
The Surat-based woman went missing along with her son and husband on December 14 after telling the cops protecting her that she was going to attend a family event.
    
It was only four days later that police realised she was not traceable and filed a 'missing persons' complaint on December 18.
    
Before disappearing, the woman had filed an application before a court seeking to change her statement in the case recorded before a Magistrate under CrPC Section 164 (under which a statement is treated as evidence).
    
But the Gandhinagar Court rejected the plea on December 22.
    
The woman's lawyer on Saturday said they are going to appeal against the Gandhinagar Court's order.
    
The counsel claimed he met her on December 17, a day before she was reported missing.
    
"She had filed an affidavit in the court (regarding her plea) on December 17 and I had met her then," Advocate Sumit Sikarwar said, adding, the victim was not present in the court when her application was rejected.

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