Shimla: A Russian tourist was reported missing from Kasol area of Parvati valley of Kullu district about 200 km from here. He was reported lost because he had not been picking up his mobile phone and the local police was also trying to make contact with him.
However, SP Kullu Ashaish Dhullar said that he could not verify whether Russian tourist Kastronob was missing or he was not in contact with his colleague because he might be in weak signal area. He said that the police has got report that Kastronob could not be contacted today and there is nothing known about his whereabouts. He had been traveling in Kasol area of Parvati valley near Bhuntar when he called his friend last time.
SP said that similar complaints often come to the notice of the police as some areas in the district have frail mobile signal. He said that he could not verify about the missing of Russian tourist until police could establish contact with him. Speaking to Himvani Deputy Commissioner Kullu B.M. Nanta said that administration would start the drive to search missing tourists as soon as the report of his missing would be confirmed by the administration.