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Uttarakhand: Congress MLA Sanjay Pathak rescues pilgrims

Uttarakhand: Congress MLA Sanjay Pathak rescues pilgrims
Bhopal Congress MLA Sanjay Pathak on Tuesday said he used his own helicopter to rescue 43 pilgrims stranded in Badrinath area in the aftermath of flash-floods in Uttarakhand.

Mr Pathak, who represents Vijay-Raghavgarh Assembly constituency in Katni district of Madhya Pradesh, said he himself flew in the chopper on the rescue sorties.

"We have rescued 43 pilgrims safely including 12 from Katni district by flying in hostile weather conditions," he told PTI from Dehradun.

"Since June 21, we have rescued 43 stranded pilgrims from Badrinath area," he said, adding that he had also offered the government the use his helicopter.

Story First Published: June 25, 2013 23:51 IST

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