ITBP troops stroll 25 kms in eight hours to hold dwelling physique of pony operator in Uttarakhand


New Delhi, September 2

A group of Indo-Tibetan Border Police personnel retrieved and carried the physique of a pony operator for eight hours, strolling a distance of 25 kms within the mountainous stretches of Uttarakhand earlier than handing it over to his household, officers stated on Wednesday.

The trek was undertaken on August 30 after the 14th battalion of the border guarding pressure was knowledgeable {that a} physique was mendacity in Syuni village close to Bugdayar of Pithoragarh district.

The pony operator, Bhupendra Singh Rana, used to hold ration and different necessities to the high-altitude camps of the ITBP. It was throughout one such trek on August 28 that he was killed after being hit by capturing stones from a hill slope, the officers stated.

“The jawans carried the body of the 30-year-old man for a distance of 25 kms for about eight hours and handed over the mortal remains to the family members of the deceased,” an ITBP spokesperson stated.

“A team of eight personnel started the trek at 11:30 AM and reached Munsyari village at 7:30 PM on the same day,” he stated.

The personnel carried the physique on a stretcher and negotiated slender mountain bends which can be witnessing heavy rains and landslides, he stated.

According to native residents, this isn’t the primary time that the ITBP has come to their rescue.

Last week, an ITBP group had carried an injured lady for 15 hours after rescuing her from a mountainous and distant border location in Pithoragarh.

Residents of Vyas Valley stated the ITBP not solely supplies emergency ration to locals in case the provision will get disrupted but in addition supplies meals and shelter to travellers.

“It would have been tough to live in high-altitude villages had there not been ITBP camps,” stated Shalu Datal, a resident of Santi village in Darma Valley. PTI



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