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Amit Shah visits AIIMS, meets ITBP jawans hurt in crash

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NEW DELHI: Union home minister Amit Shah on Saturday visited the AIIMS trauma centre in the capital to take stock of the medical care being provided to three

ITBP

personnel who were seriously injured in a road accident while returning after completing their

Amarnath Yatra

duty in Jammu and Kashmir.

The critically injured Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force personnel – constables Balwant Singh, Tsewang Dorje and Bablu Kumar – were brought to the capital from Srinagar on Friday by an air ambulance for specialised treatment at the country’s premier health facility.

“The home minister was briefed by the doctors about the condition of the jawans and future medical procedures to be followed. Senior officials of ITBP also briefed him. He wished the injured personnel speedy recovery,” a senior ITBP officer said.

Pictures showed the minister standing beside the beds of the jawans and interacting with doctors and senior officers of the paramilitary force.

Seven ITBP personnel were killed, while 32 others including two Jammu and Kashmir Police personnel were injured when their bus fell into a gorge near Pahalgam in Jammu and Kashmir on August 16.

They were returning to their base after completing the Amarnath Yatra duty.

The border force, primarily tasked to guard the 3,488-km-long stretch of the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China, was part of the comprehensive security deployment for the annual 43-day-long Amarnath Yatra that ended on August 11.

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