KL NEWS NETWORK
Chief Minister, Ms Mehbooba Mufti today visited the Frontier Headquarters of the Border Security Force (BSF) at Humhama here where she laid wreath on the mortal remains of the three BSF personnel killed in a gruesome militant attack near Bijbehara on Friday.
The Chief Minister expressed solidarity with the Director General BSF, Mr K K Sharma who was present there. She also expressed solidarity with the families of the deceased BSF personnel and prayed for peace to the departed souls.
Three BSF personnel namely Head Constable G K Shukla of 1022 RT Regiment, Head Constable Dinesh Giri of 1022 RT Regiment and Constable Mahinder Ram of 64 Battalion were killed and seven BSF personnel namely Inspector Dhanvir Singh, Constable Driver Santosh, DC Vinod Bhardawaj, Head Constable Bhagat Singh, Head Constable Bishember Nath, Head Constable Sikander Pal and Constable Mithlesh Kumar were injured in the attack.
Recalling the sacrifices of the security forces in combating militancy in the state, Ms Mehbooba said such dastardly acts of senseless violence are against the basic tenets of humanity and they should be condemned by one and all.
“My heart goes out to the families of the slain BSF personnel and I hope that the perpetrators will be taken to task soon,” she said.
The Chief Minister said such attacks are attempts by vested interests to derail the peace and reconciliation process started by the state government in Jammu and Kashmir which will also impact the economy at a time when the tourism activity had started picking up in the state.
Director General Police, Mr K Rajendra Kumar, IG BSF, Mr Vikas Chandra, IG Police Kashmir, Syed Javaid Mujtaba Gillani, IGP, Mr Muneer Ahmad Khan, DIG BSF, Mr Rajendra Pandey, DIG BSF, Mr A S Asthana, DIG BSF, Mr Sudhir Kumar, DIG Police Central Kashmir Range, Mr Ghulam Hassan Bhat, Deputy Commissioner Budgam, Mir Altaf Hussain, SSP Budgam Mr Fayaz Ahmad and other senior officers of the civil and police administration were present.