Srinagar: Police along with volunteers and medical team have rescued eight persons on Sunday who were trapped yesterday at OHMA, 80 kilometres from Padum Zanskar.
A Police spokesman said that Police Station Zanskar received information that a group of local people hailing from Zanskar while coming from Leh towards Zanskar via Chaddar Trek got trapped at OHMA near Nyaraks Pullu due to sudden breakage of Ice Chadder on Zanskar river.
“Upon receipt of this information, J&K Police launched a rescue operation and constituted a rescue team comprising of Zanskar police headed by Sub Inspector Abdul Mateen along with local volunteers, Medical team and necessary rescue materials. The rescue team immediately swung into action and rushed to the spot. Despite freezing/harsh climatic conditions of the area, all the eight trapped persons were rescued,”a spokesperson added.
They were identified as Zulfikar Ahmad son of Mohammad Hanif, Mohammad Hussain son of Dildar Khan, Mumtaz Ahmad son of Gh Rasool residents of Padum, Nawang Stanzin son of Chosphel, Tsering Sangdup son of Tashi Rigzin, Lobzang Stanzin son of Tsering Targais residents of Asting, Tsewang Namgial son of Phuntsog Namgial resident of Lungmur Zanskar, Mohammad Shamim son of Fata Mohammad resident of Uffi.
The people of the Zanskar have appreciated the swift action of the Local Police, administration and local volunteers.
The whole operation was conducted under the supervision of Addl. Superintendent of Police Kargil Arun Gupta and SDM Zanskar Tundup Namgyal.