Nation will never forget supreme sacrifice of ITBP jawans: LG

LG Manoj Sinha lends shoulder to the body of a braveheart.
LG Manoj Sinha lends shoulder to the body of a braveheart.

Pays tribute to bravehearts
Excelsior Correspondent

Srinagar, Aug 17: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today paid tribute 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.
It may be mentioned here that seven ITBP personnel were killed and 33 others were injured when a bus carrying them fell into deep gorge near Chandanwari in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district.
The ITBP personnel were returning from Shri Amarnath Yatra duty.