One of the brave ITBP officer hailing from Bobiyan village in Kathua district of Jammu was among the 20 deceased personnel who were present on board the IAF rescue chopper which crashed in Kedarnath valley on Tuesday.
Bhim Singh, serving as Inspector in ITBP was recently sent on deputation to the National Disaster Relief Force and was stationed at Noida when he was rushed to take part in the rescue operations in Uttarakhand.
One of the five brothers who are serving the ITBP Bhim Singh was jovial in nature and always gave preference to his duty over his personal interests.
Now as the family is waiting to perform the last rites there is no trace of his mortal remains as yet.
One of his elder brother Kulwant Singh said the ITBP personnel visited our home and enquired about Bhim Singh.When we informed them that he was away on duty they informed us to call his family members and it is then they shared the bad news of his death with us during the crash.
Kulwant Singh said his younger brother was very polite and honest officer. He said according to the ITBP personnel he was deputed to take part in the rescue operations in Uttarakhand and was discharging his duty till the last minute of his life before the chopper crashed.
Tirath Singh, a village Naib Sarpanch while paying homage to Bhim Singh said whenever he came home he used to call on me and always requested me to fix a water tap outside his house in the village. I am feeling sorry for Bhim Singh as I could not fulfill my promise while he was alive, Tirath Singh said.