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Gallant deeds of CISF ASI will never be forgotten: LG

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Security forces bid farewell to CISF officer

Jammu: Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha on Friday said the gallant deeds of CISF’s Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) S P Patel, who was killed during an encounter with militants in Jammu, will never be forgotten.

“I salute India’s brave son and an ASI of the CISF, S P Patel, who made the supreme sacrifice while fighting terrorists at Sunjwan, Jammu,” Sinha said.

He said Patel’s gallant deeds will never be forgotten and prayed for a speedy recovery of those injured in the gunbattle, he said.

Meanwhile, security forces on Friday bid farewell to CISF officer S P Patel who was killed in a pre-dawn gunfight with militants in Jammu city.

Led by Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbag Singh, top officers of the police, Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Army and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) laid wreaths at the send-off ceremony at district police lines.

“ASI Patel laid down his life while fighting terrorists. CISF party was part of a cordon operation to track down terrorists. In the firing, the ASI achieved martyrdom,” the DGP said.

The nation will remain forever indebted to Patel for his supreme sacrifice and devotion, a senior CISF officer said.

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