Manmeet Bhullar highway search called a success

The father of an Alberta politician who died following a highway crash last November says an RCMP search of the median has turned up his son's missing watch and eyeglasses.

Calgary MLA's father says watch and glasses found, some items still missing

A special tactical operations team of the RCMP searched the median of Alberta's main highway Saturday, looking for personal effects belonging to a provincial politician who died in a car crash last November. Mounties say the search is not related in any way to the investigation of the collision that killed Calgary-Greenway Tory MLA Manmeet Bhullar. (Dean Bennett/The Canadian Press)

The father of an Alberta politician who died following a highway crash last November says an RCMP search of the median has turned up his son's missing watch and eyeglasses.

But Baljinder Bhullar says some of his son's other personal effects including his kara — a bracelet worn by Sikhs — is still missing along with his cufflinks and shoes.

Manmeet Bhullar, 35, died on Nov. 23, 2015, when he pulled over on Highway 2 between Calgary and Edmonton to help a stranded motorist and was struck in a chain-reaction crash.

A special tactical operations team of the RCMP temporarily shut one lane each of the busy four-lane divided highway near Blackfalds on Saturday to search for some of Bhullar's personal effects that have been missing since his death.

Police say the search was not related to the investigation into the crash that killed the Calgary member of the legislature.

Baljinder Bhullar says he feels blessed that the searchers were able to find some of the missing items.

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