“The team’s take off will depend on the weather,” deputy inspector general of police Sanjay Gunjiyal told HT.
Officials said the team has been asked to collect DNA samples as chief minister Vijay Bahuguna was against any autopsies on bodies recovered from Kedarnath.
“Mountaineers and fire fighters were roped in to help digging out bodies buried deep inside the debris,” an administrative officer said, adding 50 police personnel were picked for the job.
Meanwhile, health officials allegedly did not start disinfecting the Kedarnath area despite 26,250 kg bleaching and 5,000 kg limestone powder being dispatched. Purification of water with 500,000 chlorine balls in Uttarkashi, Chamoli and Rudraprayag districts did not start too.
GS Joshi, director general of health, put the onus of using chlorine balls on Asha and Anganwadi workers.