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Real hero Lieut Triveni

Jammu, January 3
Unlike screen heroes, Army officer Lieut Triveni Singh played the real hero at the Jammu railway station as he gunned down the militants in a virtual one-to-one battle last night before laying down his life.

“I am proud of our young officer Lieut Triveni Singh who braved firing and grenade bursts to kill both the terrorists in the shortest ever operation at the railway station,” General Officer Commanding (GOC) of 26 Infantry division Rajinder Singh told PTI here.

Reaching the spot within 10 minutes of the attack, Lieut Triveni Singh and his quick reaction team of “Ghatak commandoes” cordoned off the station and employed “zigzag methodology” to come at a close range of the militants, a senior General Railways Police officer, who was at the scene, said.

Risking his life, he faced indiscriminate firing and lobbing of grenades and succeeded in killing one of the militants to take charge of the “uncontrollable” situation, the official said. The militant was killed near the bridge between the first and the second platforms, he said.

The second militant, dressed in a combat dress, while trying to escape threw a grenade at him but the seriously injured officer stood up and killed him.

“Task accomplished,” the Lieutenant said and saluted the GOC before he laid down his life.

Lieut Triveni Singh, who was commissioned in 5 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry in 2001, was a “brave and sharp boy”, Maj-Gen Rajinder Singh said. — PTI

PATHANKOT: (TNS adds) Mortal remains of Lieut Triveni Singh were consigned to the flames on Saturday at Chakki cremation ground here with full military and state honours.

The body was brought at his residence in Abrol Nagar at around 2 pm. Touching scenes were witnessed when the father of the martyr, Capt Janmej Singh (retd), lit the pyre.

Senior civil and Army officials, including Brig R.K. Sharma, Col A.K. Tuli, Lieut-Col R.S. Gulati, Col K.S. Randhawa, Master Mohan Lal, a former Punjab Minister, Mr Sharwan Kumar, president, Municipal Council, and Mr Puneet Goyal, SDM, were present, among others.

Capt Janmej Singh (retd) said: “I am proud of my only son.”


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