Panthachowk Gunfight: Wreath Laying Event For Slain ASI Held At DPL Srinagar

SRINAGAR: A wreath-laying event was held on Sunday in District Police Lines Srinagar where tributes were paid to the slain  ASI Babu Ram resident of district Poonch who was killed during an encounter in Panthachowk area of Srinagar district.

Advisor to Lt Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh carry the coffin of slain ASI Babu Ram during wreath-laying event at DPL Srinagar on Sunday, August 30, 2020. Police ASI and three militants were killed in an encounter at Pantha Chowk area of Srinagar. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

A police spokesperson in a statement said that civil and  Police Officers led by Advisor to  Lt Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar and Director General of Police Dilbagh Singh laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains and paid tributes to the slain who made supreme sacrifice in the line of duty.

Advisor to Lt Governor Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar lay floral wreath at the coffin of slain ASI Babu Ram during a wreath-laying event at DPL Srinagar on Sunday, August 30, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

He said that ADGP CID R.R. Swain, ADGP Coordination SJM Gillani, , ADGP Hqdrs/L&O A.G. Mir, IG CRPF(Ops) Rajesh Kumar Yadav, IGP Kashmir Vijay Kumar, IG CRPF Adm  P. K. Panday, DIG CKR Sulaiman Choudhary, SSP Srinagar Dr M Haseeb Mughal other officers, colleagues of the slain paid rich tributes  & laid floral wreaths on the mortal remains of the martyr.

Jammu and Kashmir, Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh lay floral wreath at the coffin of slain ASI Babu Ram during a wreath-laying event at DPL Srinagar on Sunday, August 30, 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The body of the slain was later on handed over to his next of kins for last rites, he added.

Senior police and civil officers are getting a dead body of slain ASI Babu Ram into an ambulance at DPL Srinagar on Sunday, August 30, 2020.KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

“Jammu and Kashmir Police stand by the family of the slain at this critical juncture,” said the spokesman.

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