Memories of the Kedarnath tragedy in 2013 are still fresh in people’s minds after many years. Thousands of people lost their lives in the disaster at Kedarnath, one of the biggest pilgrimage sites in Uttarakhand. Many people went missing in this accident, to which nothing has been known till date. The Uttarakhand Police has now started an operation to find the skeletons of the same missing people. For this, 10 teams have been formed under the leadership of Superintendent of Police of Rudraprayag. After taking a DNA sample of all male skeletons that will be found in this 4-day campaign, the last rites will be performed by law.
More than 600 male skeletons have been found so far. Thousands of people went missing in the horrific disaster in Kedarnath on 16 June 2013. Hearing a PIL, the Nainital High Court directed the government to find the male skeletons of the missing people. Rudraprayag Superintendent of Police Navneet Singh Bhullar said that the operation has started at 8 am on Wednesday. 10 teams have been formed at the district level for research work.
All these teams will go and explore different routes. Each team will be headed by a Sub Inspector while each team consists of 2 Police Constables, 2 SDRF Constables and a Pharmacist. Some local youth have also been included as guides to support the team. Apart from this, adequate logistic material, necessary security equipment, wireless for communication, tents for camping, cameras for photo-videography, etc. have been provided to each team.
Campaign will be conducted in these areas
These teams range from Kedarnath to Vasuki Tal, Gaurikund to Kedarnath Road, Kalimath to Chaumasi, Rambara, Jungle Chatti and upper areas of Kedarnath Base Camp, areas around Kedarnath Temple, Gaurikund to Gau Mukhra, Triuginarayan to Garuda Chatti They will campaign to find male skeletons from Kedarnath and Gaurikund through the upper reaches of Munkatiya to Sonprayag.