Two Rajouri residents missing after snowstorm traced in Shopian

SP Rajouri, Sheema Nabi Qasba appeals to the people not to venture on snow bound mountains and areas
Two Rajouri residents missing after snowstorm traced in Shopian
Missing villagers traced by policeImage courtesy: Special Arrangement

Rajouri, Oct 27: Police on Wednesday said the two residents of Rajouri who had gone missing after being caught in a snowstorm in the upper reaches of the district have been traced in south Kashmir’s Shopian district.

In an official statement, Rajouri police said that a missing report of the duo was lodged on 24 October in police station Budhal in which it came to fore that one person namely Javed Shah son of Haneef Shah resident of Targain along with a relative namely Khadam Shah son of Muzamal Shah resident of Hasote Chasana Reasi went to Kashmir by foot along with their sheep on 22nd October but no further communication had been possible with them.

On receipt of this information a police party from Police Station Budhal was rushed to the upper reaches of snow bound mountains for search and rescue operation while army also assisted in this operation whereas police from Reasi district also dispatched its teams for this operation, said police.

In the meantime, a specific technical exercise was initiated and Budhal police station gathered information based on technical evidence in order to trace the missing person, police informed.

Based on this technical exercise, PS Budhal team led by SHO Mustaj Ahmed succeeded in tracking the said person from Mony Mahal area of Shopian district.

District Police Shopian immediately swung into action and assisted in establishing contact with the missing person who have now been safely traced.

SP Rajouri, Sheema Nabi Qasba has appealed to the people not to venture on snow bound mountains and areas and to move only on those tracks which are safe in winter season.

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