Himachal governor, CM mourn trooper’s death in Pampore gunfight

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Shimla, Feb 21 (IANS) Himachal Pradesh Governor Acharya Devvrat and Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh on Sunday expressed grief over the death of CRPF constable R.K. Rana in a gunfight with guerrillas in a Kashmir town.

Rana died on Saturday when security forces raided a multi-storeyed building near Pampore town in Kashmir to flush out hiding guerrillas.

The governor said Rana laid down his life for the cause of the nation and the people of the country would always remain indebted to him for his supreme sacrifice.

In his condolence message, Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh said Rana sacrificed his life for the integrity of the country.

Rana, 42, belonged to Jogindernagar tehsil in Mandi district of the state. He is survived by his wife, two daughters and widowed mother.

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