B’luru trekker, who had gone missing, found in Himachal’s Kullu

Team Udayavani, Oct 9, 2019, 7:31 PM IST

Shimla/Bengaluru: A man from Bengaluru, who had gone missing while trekking to Kheerganga in Himachal Pradesh’s Kullu district on Saturday, has been found, police said on Wednesday.

A team, including personnel from the Manikaran police post and local rescuers, found Kaushik Venugopal at Tunda Bhoj on Monday, Kullu Superintendent of Police (SP) Gaurav Singh said.

Venugopal joined his friend Aditya on Tuesday, he added.

On Saturday, three trekkers had left for Kheerganga, located at a height of about 3,050 metres from the sea level at the extreme end of Parvati Valley, the police said.

Venugopal went missing on his way to Kheerganga, they added.

The other two members of the trekking team alerted the police, the SP said, adding that a police team, accompanied by local trekkers, swung into action immediately and found Venugopal on Monday.

The BJP, on its part, has attempted to soothe ruffled feathers within the party by nominating Dubey who was the MP from Valmiki Nagar in the previous Lok Sabha. He had turned bitter after the party gave up the seat in favour of JD(U).

Dubey, along with a number of disgruntled BJP leaders had announced ahead of the general elections that they will contest as Independents from various constituencies in protest against the “injustice” done to Brahmins and Bhumihars, who have been the partys traditional voters.

The crisis was defused after the dissenters were flown to Delhi where they were asked by party chief Amit Shah to back down, along with the assurance that the deficit in representation of the two communities will be made up for in the Rajya Sabha and the state legislative council.

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