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Three rescue teams accompanied by two platoons of the State Reserve Police have been pressed into service in the flood affected areas, Kumar said He added that nearly 2000 food packets have been distributed in flood-hit areas Medical teams have also been sent there By the afternoonthe water level had started to come down after the rains stopped and the situation was under control by the eveninghe said For all the latest Ahmedabad News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Karachi | Published: August 17 2012 3:26 pm Related News A manager at a leading cinema hall in Pakistan said the business would not be as good this Eid as it was last year because of the ban on the movie “Last year we did good business as another Salman Khan starrer was released and it raked in good money ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ had potential of doing business in Pakistan territory of around 8 to 10 crore rupees” he added Though there is no official announcement from the censor board on the fate of the filmdirector Kabir Khan has said that it is not releasing in Pakistan “TrueEk Tha Tiger gets banned in Pakistan It was about peace and friendship between Indo-Pak” Kabir tweeted in reply to a fan from Pakistan “Pak censor said no” he saidadding the censor did not give any reason for the ban A well known Pakistani exhibitor-distributorNadeem Mandviwalla also said that he didn’t see the film being released in Pakistan “I don’t think the clearance is going to come as the censor board has unofficially made it clear to exhibitors and distributors that the film can’t be shown in Pakistan” he said Another leading distributor Atif Rashid also confirmed the same “The plan was to release the film with 35 prints on Eid as this was the best time of the year to do business but I have been told it cannot be released in Pakistan” he said The print of the film was sent to the censor board by the commerce ministry for review and a decision on whether it can be shown in Pakistan but the censor board has yet to come out with an official statement on its fate In “Ek Tha Tiger”which released in India on August 15Salman plays a RAW agent who falls in love with Katrina Kaif’s characteran ISI operator They take on the might of the two agencies as they fight to save their love Pakistani censor board had also banned Saif Ali Khan’s “Agent Vinod” earlier this year due to its storyline about the ISI For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Krishn Kaushik | Updated: November 20 2016 12:21 pm In High places: Khirganga from where Shetler began his trek to Mantalai (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) Top News If I’m not back by then don’t look for me” That was 35-year-old American traveller Justin Alexander Shetler’s last blogpost He did not return but his friends from different parts of the world came looking for him retracing his steps up the steep slopes of the Parvati Valley in Himachal Pradesh trying to find clues in the silences he left behind But as the winter mist envelops the mountains and a shroud of ice and snow covers the path Shetler last took his friends call off their search but make a final journey in memory of their friend For foreign tourists looking for a high in India Kullu is both a destination and a starting point Some continue north along the Beas to Manali a town popular among motorcyclists riding to Ladakh rafters trekkers and holidaying families Yet others cross the Beas on one of the two bridges at Kullu town and follow the road that goes through smaller towns like Kasol where young trekkers and those looking for hashish weed and psychedelic drugs bask in the lazy mountain air before moving on to Manikaran a holy site for Hindus and Sikhs The hills on either side of the river are dotted with nondescript villages like Tosh Nakhtan Kalga and Malana In between lie the deep and treacherous gorges of the Parvati Valley These towns and villages serve almost like base camps the starting points of trekking routes that snake through thick green jungles and bare brown mountaintops offering stunning views of the snow-peaked Himalayas Several tourists go missing in Himachal Pradesh every year (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) It was to these mountains that Shetler arrived in July An expert tracker and a trained survivalist he quit his job in a tech startup in 2013 and decided to do what he loved best: travel “I’m 32 and last week I retired” That was the first entry on his blog He went on to write about his travel itch how after being successful flying first-class staying at the best hotels and eating at Michelin-starred restaurants he felt “trapped into the life that made him strive for more expensive things” “I am in the process of selling everything I own save a Royal Enfield motorcycle my computer phone a change of clothes a passport toiletries and credit card which all fit into a backpack smaller than a school bag I plan on travelling the world indefinitely This is the life I’ve been dreaming about since I spent a summer in Nepal in 2006 and honestly to truly be free has been my dream since I was a young teenager” This was Shetler’s first visit to India and he had made many plans With his love for the outdoors Himachal was a natural choice It was on one of his trips to Khirganga a popular trekking destination that Shetler met Satyanaran Rawat a sadhu of Nepali origin He described his meeting thus: “One morning I was walking by the smokey stone hut of a Naga Baba (a type of sadhu yogi or ascetic Hindu holy man) on my way to the springs He had been watching me come down the mountain and when I came near he waved me inside Over the next two weeks we became friends I think” On August 19 Shetler wrote that Rawat had invited him on a pilgrimage high in the Himalayas to meditate and he had agreed His friends later found his motorcycle parked in Barshaini village This is from where in all likelihood he wrote his last blogpost Shelter was an experienced and expert trekker Khirganga is a flat green expanse known for a temple and a hot spring that is considered holy Trekkers camp here usually for a day or two before climbing up further ahead Under a harsh sun a dozen or so makeshift cafes sell overpriced Maggi and cold drinks On August 28 Shetler Rawat and Anil Singh a porter began their trek up the path from Khirganga to Mantalai lake that lies at an altitude of 4100 metres As always Shetler carried his stuff which included a small bag and a long flute that doubled as a staff and the porter carried Rawat’s belongings As they walked for five days along the rocky barren and narrow path before reaching the clear waters of Mantalai on September 3 they met other Indian travellers Together they posed for pictures which the police later found In one of them Shetler a tall fit man with high cheekbones a stubble and close-cropped hair is wearing a dull-brown shawl over a blue bubble jacket He has his arm across another trekker’s shoulder These are his last known photographs Singh says Shetler wanted to stay back in Mantalai for a few days but Rawat wanted to head back The two had a disagreement but Shetler gave in reluctantly and the three began their journey back The next day they stopped at Thakur Kuan where Singh says Shetler and Rawat smoked hashish which grows wild in the valley all around and the latter asked Singh to continue to the next stop at Tunda Burj and keep their food ready A few hours later Rawat reached alone When Singh asked Rawat about Shetler’s whereabouts he said he didn’t know and perhaps he had returned to Mantalai Singh says Rawat’s response left him suspicious but he kept quiet and the two returned to Khirganga the next day None of them informed the police that Shetler had gone missing The last trek: The landscape at Khirganga (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) “How does somebody just vanish” asks Shetler’s mother Suzanne Reeb “Especially somebody who’s a survivalist an expert tracker It doesn’t make any sense Justin was equipped not just to survive the wilderness he was trained to live there” she says Reeb who is in her mid-sixties and works with Alzheimer’s patients at a healthcare facility in Portland Oregon says her son’s love for the outdoors started early He didn’t go to college and was 16 when he joined the Wilderness Awareness School in Washington state He was later hired by the US Marine Corps to teach a course in tracking Given all his skills Reeb and Shetler’s friends are finding it hard to believe he couldn’t survive the trek After he left the US to travel the globe Shetler would call his mother regularly He would tell her about the new places he visited the friends he made and she would fill him in with the goings-on at home So when she didn’t hear from him even once in September she grew worried Around that time some of his friends reached out to her They hadn’t heard from him either In late September his friends decided to act They organised an online campaign to raise funds for Reeb to travel to India and she was joined by Jonathan Skeels one of Shetler’s friends who flew in with her from London in early October Skeels a London-based corporate financial advisor had met Shetler last year while travelling in Big Sur California In Himachal they met up with Christopher Lee a French fashion model who was travelling in the region and had met Shetler after connecting with him over social media “I heard that as a young man Justin once went to spend some time in one of the forests in America carrying just a knife Some days later he emerged with a jacket made of deerskin and looked visibly healthier than when he had left” says Skeels Lee filed a missing complaint at the Kullu police station when Reeb and Skeels arrived in Himachal Suzanne Reeb with her son’s motorcycle (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) While investigating the police came across online posts by other trekkers who had met Shetler on the trek to Mantalai and learnt about Rawat and Singh and launched a search for them in Barshaini and neighbouring villages A few days later Singh heard that the cops were looking for him and presented himself before the police post in Manikaran a small town about 20 kilometres from Barshaini He told the police what had happened on the trek and was inducted to assist the team searching for Shetler While the police launched their operation Shetler’s friends continued their parallel investigation Skeels retraced Shetler’s steps a few times trekking up to the path where the porter said he had last seen Shetler He hired a helicopter for an aerial survey that cost over Rs 1 lakh for less than two hours hired drone operators from Delhi got the Himachal Pradesh chief minister’s helicopter twice to take a team of policemen and raised volunteers to look for his friend He even sent a video of the terrain back to America for the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to analyse He remained in constant touch with the American embassy and Indian authorities Brijeshwar Kunwar a resident of Bangalore trekking in the region volunteered to help Skeels on one such search It was Kunwar who spotted a bag’s rain cover and a wooden staff lying on the banks below Thakur Kuan the spot where Singh the porter had gone ahead leaving Shetler and Rawat behind They went down to where the staff lay Skeels recognised it immediately It was Shetler’s flute The Parvati river is as fierce as it is pristine Many have been carried away in its swift current and police say even remains of buses that have fallen into the river are rarely ever recovered Finding a human body they say is even tougher The sheer drop at Thakur Kuan where Shetler is believed to have gone missing (Source: Praveen Khanna) But if Shetler an experienced and expert trekker had indeed been lost to the Parvati was it because he took a wrong step or was it because he was with the wrong people Skeels says the path above where Shetler’s belongings were found is a narrow one It would take only a slight nudge he says to throw someone down There were three people on the trek that day One of them is missing the porter had become part of the search team and Rawat was by then in police custody On October 21 a week after he was arrested Rawat was found dead in the police lock-up Police claim he committed suicide by hanging himself with his loincloth on the lock-up gate in the five minutes that head constable Raj Kumar had stepped out When Kumar found him he was still alive but died on way to hospital Kumar has since been suspended and a judicial inquiry is on There is only one lock-up in the police post in Manikaran It is a small square room with a gate that’s not too high That Rawat managed to tie his loincloth on the top bar through the locked gate and hang himself in just five minutes is a theory that isn’t finding many takers Rawat didn’t leave behind any note no one in his family came to take his body and it was left to the policemen to cremate him With Rawat gone the case has hit a dead end On October 24 the police arrested Singh The tall lanky 28-year-old from Udham Singh Nagar in Uttarakhand says he had earlier been a porter with the security forces in Kargil and the trek in Kullu was his first in the region The police however couldn’t find any evidence against him and he was let off last week The porter who accompanied Shelter (Source: Express photo by Praveen Khanna) As Shetler’s disappearance continues to baffle the police it has become one more case in the list of missing tourists in Himachal Pradesh Since 1991 20 foreign tourists have gone missing in Kullu district three of them in the last year alone Local policemen say that five or six Indian tourists also go missing every year Padam Chand superintendent of police Kullu says tracking foreign trekkers is difficult because many of them don’t register themselves with the local authorities when they arrive in the state According to the data available with the Kullu police the district received 8287 foreign tourists this year The actual number could be much higher The police says Chand is not equipped to handle cases of disappearance The trek from Barshaini to Khirganga goes over 12 kilometres of a rocky path covered by a canopy of tall pine and poplar trees Trekkers walk to the sound of the mighty Parvati river that gives the valley its name A temple and a natural hot spring stand at Khirganga Alcohol and meat aren’t allowed here as this is considered a holy site but hashish and weed are easily available shared and smoked openly with fellow travellers On November 3 the last search party left Khirganga It included two of Shetler’s friends Lee the model and Tom McElroy a professional tracker and survivalist He had met Shetler at the Wilderness Awareness School in 1999 where he was his teacher and had made the trip to India to search for him A week later Skeels left Manali for Ladakh on Shetler’s Enfield It was a journey Shetler had always wanted to do This was Skeels’s homage to his friend Lee and McElroy followed in a truck As the chill deepens in Himachal Shetler’s dejected mother too has decided to return home as funds for the search run out As she speaks about her only child she constantly shifts between the present and the past tense her sentences oscillating between ‘Justin is’ and ‘Justin was’ At least her son died doing what he loved best she consoles herself “I lost him I suppose the day I sent him to the wilderness school” says Reeb She is returning home empty-handed happy in the knowledge that she was in the mountains where her son had found the freedom he desired On one of the search trips that she had gone on Reeb sat alone and meditated “Before he left for India Justin had got an outline of an eagle tattooed on his chest When I opened my eyes after meditating I spotted an eagle flying above” says Reeb She saw it as a sign “I sat by myself for two hours and I felt completely safe and happy I was so happy to be on that trail because I knew no matter what that he had been here he had walked here” For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsWritten by Express News Service | Mumbai | Published: March 6 2009 3:00 am Related News A sessions Court on Thursday convicted a Pakistani national Mohammed Riyaz Nawabuddin to five years rigorous imprisonment for carrying illegal arms and explosives Nawabuddin is an accomplice of Mohammad Ali alias Abu Osamaone of the alleged conspirators of the July 11 train blastswho was gunned down by the police The Sewree Sessions Judge V B Khamkedkar sentenced Nawabuddin under various sections of the Foreigners ActArms Act and Explosives Act and also imposed a fine of Rs 1000 on him According to the prosecutionthe accused had come to India and was arrested by the Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra Police on August 222006from Wadala Acting on intelligence inputsthe police had intercepted a Maruti van (GJ-17-AB-3976) near Wadala Truck Terminus past midnight on the day A search of the vehicledriven by Nawabuddinled to the recovery of a Chinese pistolfive live cartridges and 15 kg of a white powder Police also recovered Rs 1450 and $50two sets of registration number plates bearing numbers GJ-15-M-7353 and MH-04-AW-9459along with a red pocket diary which had some Bangladesh telephone numbers and three maps: of the worldMaharashtra and Mumbai During interrogationNawabuddin told the police that he was from Pakistan He also told the police that his accomplice was hiding in one of the apartments in the deserted government colony in Sector 7 of Antop Hill suburb He led the police team to the apartment But on reaching therethey were fired at from an AK-47 by Mohammed Ali who died in the cross firing The AK-47 and 72 live rounds were later recovered from the apartmentwhich did not have any furniture or utensils but had some food and clothes During the trialthe prosecution examined over 10 witnesses and proved that Nawabuddin was illegally carrying the weapons and explosives Howeverthey could not prove the real motive behind carrying the substancesaid defence lawyer Wahab Khan For all the latest Mumbai News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Vijay Pratap Singh | Allahabad | Published: October 30 2009 5:53 am Top News After a hardened criminal picked up by Mumbai police from Pratapgarh spilled the beans in their custody saying some policemen in UP were on his payrollthe state police here have started an inquiry against an inspector posted with the ATS in Allahabadand two constables in the district police while a sub-inspector in Pratapgarh has been placed under suspension The department is also probing their assets and bank accounts While the ATS will probe the allegations against its inspectorH B SinghPratapgarh SP Mohit Agrawal has suspended sub-inspector R N Upadhayawho was thestation officer of Jethwara police station in Pratapgarh On the instructions of Additional Director General (Law and Order) Brijlalinquiries have been initiated in Pratapgarh and Allahabad against the policemen? 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