The Himachal Pradesh police have formed a special team to probe the case of the missing student of Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow, Subhadip Das from Kolkata who was last traced in Kinnaur district.

The decision came after the trail of the missing 26-year-old, Kolkata youth Subhadip Das, brought his parents to HP.

Subhadip Das headed from his Lucknow hostel on 18 July to Delhi, after which he travelled to HP.

When he was not traceable his parents lodged an FIR with the Lucknow Police on 24 July and their surveillance team had found that he had checked out of Golden Apple Hotel at Kalpa on 21 July after staying there for two days. The CCTV footage revealed that he was travelling solo. His mobile phone had remained active till July 20.

The parents frantically in search of their missing son, after travelling to Kinnaur and Lahaul district have been camping in Shimla to hear about their missing son.

The parents met the chief minister, Virbhadra Singh on 20 August and Director General of Police (DGP) Somesh Goyal on 21 August seeking their help.

In a written communiqué to the Kinnaur Superintendent of Police (SP) that is available with The Statesman, SP (Law and Order) Kushal Sharma on the directions of DG has asked him to constitute a dedicated special team to search for the missing youth.

The SP Kinnaur has been directed to circulate information of the youth along with photograph to all print and electronic media, posters be displayed in all conspicuous places, all the Station House Officers in Kinnaur personally ensure that all efforts are done to trace the missing person and also help be sought from local trekkers and guides.

Exploring all possibilities of chances of the youth doing meditation, the Kinnaur police has been asked to visit all the temples and monasteries, and they have also been ordered to share the information with Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) Kaza and SP Lahaul and Spiti and displaying of posters in all the monasteries.

With the directions to SP Kinnaur to monitor the progress on a daily basis, a weekly update and action taken report has been sought from him to be submitted to the Police Headquarters, maintains the communiqué.

His father Uttam Das, a manager in State Bank of India, Kolkata said, “A complaint was registered by them in Kinnaur on 2 August, after which a hue and cry notice was circulated by Kinnaur SP on 2 August. Now the DGP has directed for constituting of a special team to locate my son.”