Nation will never forget their courage, valour and supreme sacrifice: Sinha
SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha lent his shoulder to the mortal remains of ITBP jawans at the wreath-laying ceremony at the DPL Srinagar on Wednesday.
Lieutenant Governor paid tributes to the bravehearts of ITBP, who had lost their lives in a bus accident near Chandanwari Yesterday.
Attending the Ceremonial Honours for the ITBP bravehearts at DPL Srinagar, the Lt Governor said “the nation will never forget their courage, valour and supreme sacrifice”.
The mortal remains of the bravehearts were sent to their respective native places for their last rites with full military honours.
Among others who paid their tributes were Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary; Dilbag Singh, DGP; Lt General Amardeep Singh Aujla, GOC 15 Corps; R K Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Home department, besides senior officers from Police, Army, ITBP and other security forces.
Seven ITBP jawans who lost their lives after a bus carrying them fell into a riverbed in Pahalgam yesterday.
The ITBP on Tuesday informed that seven of its 32 personnel lost their lives in the accident while nine others were evacuated by a helicopter to 92 Base Hospital in Srinagar as they were critically injured.
According to the ITBP, a total of 32 injured were shifted to Srinagar.
The jawans were reportedly injured after a bus carrying 37 ITBP personnel and two J&K Police were on its way to Pahalgam from Chandanwari when it rolled down into the deep gorge reportedly after its brakes malfunctioned.The jawans were deputed in the area for the Amarnath Yatra.
The Amarnath Yatra began on June 29, from Jammu amid tight security arrangements made by the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) along with the Army and the local Police.
The Amarnath shrine pilgrimage to the 3,880-metre-high cave shrine of Lord Shiva, located in the upper reaches of the Himalayas, is held from the twin routes of Pahalgam and Baltal.