CRPF today said that houseboat association has felicitated officers and personnel of 144 battalion for its successful rescue operation during a fire incident in houseboats Nehru Park, Dalgate here. A CRPF spokesman in a statement said that a colorful felicitation ceremony was held at HQ/144 BN CRPF at Boulevard Road in which the Houseboat Association felicitated the CRPF officers and personnel of 144 BN. Two houseboats had gutted in a fire incident on December 26 at Nehru Park, Dal Lake. The spokesman said S.K. Parth, DIG CRPF Srinagar (North) presided over the function in presence of Ashish Kumar Jha, Commandant 161 BN CRPF and P. C. Bhuria, Commandant 144 BN CRPF. DIG S.K. Parth DIG said: “Personnel of 144 BN CRPF have portrayed exemplary selfless service by risking their own lives for rescuing innocent civilians residing in Dal Lake. In future also, CRPF is committed to act with same spirit and courage whenever people of Srinagar need us.” The spokesman said Ghulam Mohammad Pakhtooon, Vice-President Houseboat Owners Association thanked CRPF officers for witnessing the felicitation ceremony and to CRPF men for rescuing them during the blaze. “The selfless and prompt action by troops of 144 BN CRPF received high appreciation by the locals,” the spokesman said.
2015 Kashmir Despatch