BSF today paid tributes to Head Constable Sushil Kumar, who was killed in Pakistani shelling while defending the border.
Sushil is the second BSF jawan who laid down his life due to Pakistan Rangers’ firing and shelling during the last few days.
Constable Gurnam Singh, who foiled an infiltration bid of heavily armed militants in the Bobiya area of Kathua district, was injured on Friday in a sniper attack and succumbed on Saturday night.
A wreath-laying ceremony was organised at the Jammu frontier BSF camp at Paloura where rich tributes were paid to the slain soldier.
Director General, BSF, KK Sharma specially came from Delhi. Arun Kumar, ADG, BSF Western Command, Chandigarh, Rajeev Krishna, IG (Operation), DK Upadhyay, IG, BSF, Jammu, Pawan Kotwal, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, IG, Jammu Police, Danish Rana, the CRPF DIG, along with BSF officers and jawans paid floral tributes to the martyr at the Frontier Headquarters in Jammu.
On the occasion, Sharma said the BSF had a history of bravery and this act has once again proved that those guarding the border were always ready to sacrifice their lives when it came to the country’s security.
Sushil, who was martyred during heavy firing from across the border last night, gave a befitting reply to the Pakistani soldiers from his post.
He sustained bullet injuries on the chest in the process.
“He was immediately evacuated to GMCH, Jammu where the doctors declared him brought dead at 0130 hours,” an officer said.
Two more BSF personnel — ASI RD Puri and Constable Ayyappa Babu — sustained minor injuries. They were currently admitted in a hospital, he added.
Jammu and Kashmir Minister of Industries and Commerce Chandra Prasad Ganga also paid tributes to the martyr.
The cremation of the jawan will be held at his native Pihowa village in Kurukshetra district in Haryana tomorrow at 10 am.