Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh today offered the state helicopter to search American adventurer and social worker Justin Alexander Shetler, who has gone missing from Parvati Valley in Kullu on August 22. C Susanne Reeb, Shetler's mother, and Jonathan Sleeks, a family friend from United Kingdom, today met the Chief Minister and sought his help in speeding up the search operations for the 35-year-old adventurer. During the meeting, Singh offered the services of his official helicopter for tracing the missing trekker. Singh assured of all possible assistance from the government in tracing Shetler. Superintendent of Police Kullu, Padam Chand, said two sorties would be conducted today to search the missing trekker. Two teams of police had been deployed to conduct search operations on foot in interiors of Parvati Valley, he said. Earlier, Susanne had hired a private chopper to search for her son. Meanwhile, on the basis of a complaint by Susanne, a case of kidnapping has been registered against the Naga Sadhu with whom her son stayed for few days somewhere near Mantalai lake. The Naga Sadhu has been detained and is being questioned.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)