Agartala: Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Tuesday visited the family of Constable Sudip Sarkar of the Border Security Force (BSF), who was martyred in the line of duty along the India-Pakistan border in Machil sector of Jammu & Kashmir on Saturday last.
During his short visit, Deb paid his tribute to the martyred jawan at his ancestral place in Dhaleshwar, Agartala under West district of Tripura.
He also interacted with the family members of the jawan and assured them of all support from the state government. The chief minister later said that a relief fund to the family of late Sudip Sarkar would be handed over from the state government.
Taking to Twitter, chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb wrote, “Paid homage to martyred Jawan Sudip Sarkar at Dhaleswar, who laid down his life while fighting against Pakistan-backed militants in Kashmir. No one is more selfless and brave than a soldier. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with his family”.
Earlier this afternoon, the mortal remains were brought to Agartala MBB airport where the BSF officials laid a wreath before the body. They also observed two-minutes silence amidst bugles sound.
Later, the mortal remains were brought to his ancestral home, which was followed by large possession of youth from the airport through the city with full respect towards the slain.
Sudip was attached with 169th battalion of BSF and posted at Machil sector of Kupwara in Jammu & Kashmir. He joined the BSF in 2000 and is survived by his wife and two daughters who are currently living in Cooch Behar, West Bengal.