LG Sinha pays tributes to Army officers killed in Anantnag

Srinagar:  J&K Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Thursday laid a wreath and paid homage to Col Manpreet Singh and Major Aashish Dhonchak, who were killed in an operation against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Anantnag district.

“My deepest condolences to their families. The grateful nation will forever remain indebted to the bravehearts,” the Lt Governor said.

The mortal remains of the bravehearts will be sent to their respective native places for last rites with full military honours, an official spokesman said.

Three officers identified as Colonel Manpreet Singh, Commanding Officer of 19 Rashtriya Rifles, his company commander Major Aashish Dhonchak- also from the 19 RR, and Deputy Superintendent of Police Himayun Muzamil Bhat, who was recently posted in the area were killed in a gunfight at Gadole village of Kokernag on Wednesday. The operation to flush out militants is still underway in the area.


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