Srinagar: Police on Thursday sought help from the general public to trace out a tourist from Haryana who went missing in south Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
“Today an application was received by Police Station Mattan for lodging the missing report of tourist namely Rahul Basan son of Bharat Bhushan resident of Kundli Border Haryana. The report was lodged by Sandeep Bhatia son of C M Bhatia resident of Faridabad,” reads a statement issued to GNS by police.
“As per the report received, the group consisted of 15 members including two Innova drivers who had left Faridabad on 07/05/2018 towards Vaishno Devi and various other places. As per the report, the missing person was the last one to join the group and all the pilgrims before leaving for the trip, had tea at his residence in Haryana, where they also interacted with his family.”
He added: “As per statement given by team leader Sandeep he knows the family of missing person for last 4 years and as per his statement the missing person was under stress because of his ill habits. His wife had abandoned home for last six months as he used to consume Corex and other narcotic substances. During the trip, reportedly, the said person was not interested in offering pooja at Vaishno Devi and left the Yatra half way and retired back to his hotel room for rest.”
The pilgrims reached Srinagar on May 9 and hired three rooms at hotel Sunshine Guest House and on 10 May at about 9:30 am they left Srinagar towards Mattan for worship and after reaching Mattan the person was not again interested in offering prayers and left the Mattan Temple without worship. Other members were busy in pooja at Mattan temple for about one and a half hour and when they came out they could not trace the missing Rahul, the spokesman said.
“In this regard, Anantnag Police seeks help of General public for tracing out the missing Tourist,” the spokesman said and urged that
any person having any information then please contact PCR Anantnag on following numbers: 9595777669. 9419051940. 01932-222870 or contact SHO Mattan on 9596777623.