Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Lt Governor Manoj Sinha and ITBP Director General Sujoy Lal Thaospen on Wednesday offered wreaths here to the seven ITBP personnel who died in an accident in Anantnag district.
The ceremony was held at the District Police Lines here.
Seven ITBP men died and 34 were injured when their vehicle skidded off the road and fell into a deep gorge at Chandanwari Pahalgam in Anantnag on Tuesday.
The injured were admitted to the Army hospital in Srinagar where the condition of some of them is said to be critical. Four critically injured have been shifted to the Sher-e-Kashmir Institute of Medical Science for specialized treatment.
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 the 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.