IEP CHANDIGARH AUGUST 22, 2022
Uttarakhand Director General of Police (DGP) Ashok Kumar along with Dhanaulti MLA Pritam Singh Panwar and other officials conducted on-site inspections of disaster affected areas of Kumalda, Sarkhet, Maldevta and the nearby areas.
During the inspection, the DGP instructed the officials concerned to continue the rescue operation and provide relief works through police and State Disaster Response Force (SDRF). He also directed the SDRF to form alternate connectivity routes for the villagers at the earliest while keeping the consistent search on for missing persons. Kumar said that the local Manoj Payal had first informed about the disaster to the authorities by calling at 112 due to which local police and SDRF arrived at the affected spot. He cooperated along with the local people in the police and SDRF’s rescue work. The DGP thanked Payal for his efforts and said he will be honoured for his alertness, courage and cooperation in such a sensitive situation. The Tehri district magistrate, the senior superintendent of police (SSP) of Dehradun and DIG Garhwal Zone were also present during the inspection.
Meanwhile, SDRF also recovered a dead body from the disaster-hit Raipur area on Sunday morning. The body was found by the deep diving team of SDRF near a bridge from the Soda Saroli area of Raipur. According to the SDRF officials, the body could not be identified but it has been handed over to the district police to carry out the further process.