JAMMU: A sub-inspector of the Border Security Force (BSF) was killed on Tuesday in a ceasefire violation by the Pakistan army along the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir
Official sources told news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that Pakistan army resorted to unprovoked ceasefire violation in Rajouri sector on the LoC, in which BSF Sub-Inspector who was deployed at a forward post got injured, who later succumbed.
A statement by BSF said that the slain BSF official displayed highest degree of dedication and devotion, and laid down his life in the line of duty. “The incident took place at Tarkundi area of Mendhar in Poonch district, the statement said.
Inspector General of BSF, Jammu frontier, N S Jamwal paid rich tributes to the sub-inspector and said he was a gallant and sincere border man. “The nation will always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice and devotion to duty,” the statement said, adding that “the death of the border man will not go in vain”. It said the BSF has retaliated strongly and effectively on Pakistan army posts.
The mortal remains of the deceased would be sent by air to Maphoukuki village in Imphal, where his last rites will be performed with full state honours, the statement said. “The BSF stands in solidarity with the bereaved family,” it said.