Srinagar, August 17: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today paid tributes to the bravehearts of ITBP, who had lost their lives in a bus accident near Chandanwari Yesterday.
Seven Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel died and 30 were injured on Tuesday morning.
The incident took place when the bus skidded off the road and fell into a riverbed near Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir.
The vehicle was carrying 39 personnel (37 from ITBP and 2 from J&K Police). The troops were on their way from Chandanwari to Pahalgam.
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; Sh Dilbag Singh, DGP; Lt General Amardeep Singh Aujla, GOC 15 Corps; Sh R K Goyal, Additional Chief Secretary, Home department, besides senior officers from Police, Army, ITBP and other security forces.
News Desk, Kashmir Ahead