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 CS calls Lohia’s death untimely, unfortunate

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Srinagar: Chief Secretary, Dr Arun Kumar Mehta today held a meeting to condole the demise of Director General, Prisons, Hemant Kumar Lohia at the Civil Secretariat here.

All the Administrative Secretaries and senior officers participated in the meeting. Those stationed at Jammu and Delhi participated in the meeting through video conferencing, an official press release informed.

It said remembering the deceased, Chief Secretary remarked that nobody deserves such a mishap in his/her life. He called his death untimely and unfortunate. He stated that at this time of grief and irreparable loss the whole administration stands in solidarity with the bereaved family.

Dr Mehta eulogized his role in the department and called him a very fine, able, and astute police officer. He prayed for peace for the departed soul and strength for the family.

Others also reminisced about their interactions with the departed DG. They called him a very down-to-earth, sincere, and patient person. They prayed for the family to have the patience to bear this loss.

On the occasion, the gathering also held 2 minutes of silence to mark the death of the DG.

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