Ten teams of police and SDRF left Sonprayag to search for the bodies and skeletons of the missing persons during the Kedarnath disaster on June 16-17, 2013. In Sonprayag, Superintendent of Police Navneet Singh Bhulla left the destination after briefing all 10 teams. The teams did not find any male skeletons on the first day.
On Wednesday morning, 10 teams formed at the district level were sent in different trucks to check the halo of those missing in the disaster. In Sonprayag, Superintendent of Police Navneet Singh informed all the team members and gave necessary directions. All the teams left for their respective destinations at 8 pm.
The first group searched from Gaurikund to Kedarnath and around the present foot, the second group from Gaurikund to Gaunmukha, the third group from Gaurikund to Munpatiya, the upper region to Sonprayag, the fourth group from Trigunarayan to Gerudchatti to Kedarnath.
The fifth group went from Kalimath to Chaumshi, the Chhatvi group from Jangaleghatti, the seventh group from Rambara, the eighth group from Kedarnath base camp and the area around Kedarnath temple, the ninth group from Kedarnath to Chaurabadi and its surrounding area from Kshetranath and Dasham.
All teams have been instructed to camp in a safe place in the evening after searching the track route and the campaign will resume on the second day. Superintendent of Police Navneet Singh reached Kedarnath on Wednesday evening. They said no male skeletons were recovered on Wednesday.
During the briefing, Samarvir Singh Rawat, Counter-Inspector Police Line, Sonprayag, was accompanied by Inspector Kotwali Sonprayag Hoshiar Singh Pankholi, in-charge SDRF Sonprayag Maujdu. A total of 50 people, including 50 from the police, SDRF and 10 from the health department, took part in the operation.