Governor N. N. Vohra, Chairman of the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine Board, has condoled the death of Major Pradeep Singh Chauhan, in an accident at Adhkuwari today.
Immediately after receiving information about the accident, senior officers of the Board rushed to Adhkuwari and the injured were shifted, in the Board’s ambulance, to Adhkuwari Dispensary.
On the directions of Chairman of the Shrine Board, a helicopter was kept stand by at Katra helipad for shifting the injured to the Shri Mata Vaishno Devi Narayana Superspeciality Hospital, Kakryal. Besides, a Critical Care Ambulance was also rushed to Adhkuwari for shifting of the injured to Katra helipad. However, despite best efforts of the doctors at Adhkuwari Dispensary, the injured officer could not be revived and he was declared as brought dead.
The dead body was shifted to Community Health Centre, Katra, and after all procedural formalities it was handed over to the family of the deceased officer.
Chairman Shrine Board expressed sympathy with the bereaved family of Major Chauhan and prayed for eternal peace to the departed soul.
Ajeet Kumar Sahu, Chief Executive Officer of the Shrine Board, who was present all along and supervised the shifting of the injured officer first to Medical Unit, Adhkuwari and thereafter his body to Community Health Centre, Katra, has expressed grief over the demise of Major Chauhan, who was the brother of Mrs. Sushma Chauhan, an IAS officer of the J&K cadre.