Commandant Joy Lall
Indo-Tibetan Border Police
deputy commandant Joy Lall, who was killed in
Kashmir Sunday was cremated amid poignant scenes at
the cremation ground in Panchkula.
Lall, 36, was among the
three ITBP personnel killed at Gund in Jammu and
Kashmir in a powerful landmine blast triggered by
terrorists on May 30. His eight-year-old son
Kartikaye, helped by his uncle Amit Lall, lit the
pyre amid chanting of vedic hymns. A contingent of
ITBP jawans fired three volleys in the air and
reversed arms as buglers sounded the last post. ITBP
Director General Gautam Kaul, who came specially
from Delhi, expressed condolences to Lall's father H
G Lall, a retired IAS officer of Haryana, his mother
Shashi Lall, widow Geeta Lall and children. Kaul
assured the bereaved family of every possible help
by the ITBP in the education of Lall's children.
Kaul told reporters that in
the death of Lall, the ITBP had lost a valiant
officer. Lall's supreme sacrifice should inspire the
younger generation, he added. Besides having served
in the prime minister's security, Joy Lall had also
been with the peace keeping force in Bosnia.
The body was brought to
Panchkula by a special plane last night. It was
taken in a flower-bedecked truck from his residence
in sector six to the cremation ground in sector 20.
A large number of family friends and officers of the
Haryana government were present at the cremation.