Jammu, January 26 (Scoop News) — Immediately after conclusion of 62nd colorful and magnificent function here at M A Stadium, Chief Minister Omar Abdullah proceeded to the memorial room on the upper side of the main pavilion to pay floral tributes to three officials of Information department who lost their lives 17 years back.
The Field Publicity Officer, A. K. Abrol, Operators, Anchal Singh and S. Harbans Singh lost their lives while performing their duties on the same day in 1995. The then Governor Lt. Gen (Retd) K.V. Krishna Rao was taking salute when the trio fell to the blast set off in the stadium soon after celebrations had begun.
The Chief Minister was accompanied by the Speaker of J & K Assembly Mohammad Akbar Lone, Director General Police, Kuldip Khoda, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Director Information, Khawaja Farooq Renzushah and other senior officials of the information department.
The Chief Minister along with others present on the occasion prayed for peace to the departed souls who sacrificed their lives while performing their duties on a momentous day.
Omar directed for raising memorials in the stadium in honor of the departed officers.