Nation pays tribute to Major Chitresh Singh Bisht who lost his life while defusing an IED
Dehradun, Feb 18: Thousands of people bid an emotional adieu in Dehradun to Major Chitresh Singh Bisht who was killed in the line of duty on Saturday. He lost his life while defusing an IED which was planted by terrorists across the LoC in Rajouri's Naushera sector in Jammu & Kashmir.
The officer was spearheading a squad of bomb disposal unit when mines were found in Jammu and Kashmir's Naushera sector. While one mine was diffused, another went off. He died of his injuries.
Slogans of Amar Rahe, Indian Army Zindabad and Pakistan Murdabad were raised as a sea of people gathered to pay last respects to Indian Army Major Chitresh Singh Bisht in Dehradun. There were chants of Vande Mataram as the Major's funeral pyre was lit by his cousin brother.
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat was present during the last rites and offered condolences to the family.
The deceased was to return home next month for his marriage in Dehradun on March 7. His father, who is a retired police officer, was engaged with his son's marriage preparations when he received the news of his son's death.
Major Bisht, 31, is survived by his parents. His father is a retired policeman and his mother is a homemaker. The officer was from the Corps of Engineers.
The explosive had been planted by intruders from Pakistan about 1.5 kilometres inside the Line of Control. Meanwhile, a number of prominent personalities expressed their anguish at his death.
Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya and former chief minister Harish Rawat have also condoled the death of Major Bisht.