NGO honours Dinanagar heroes

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Nabha
  • Updated: Aug 09, 2015 22:29 IST
Army personnel during an encounter with attackers at the police station in Dinanagar town in Gurdaspur district. (Sameer Sehgal/HT Photo)

A Nabha-based NGO -- Khayyal Foundation - on Sunday honoured five persons, including the bus driver who saved many lives during the Dinanagar terror attack, which took place on July 27 last.

Punjab cabinet minister Surjit Singh Rakhra along with NGO president Jaspal Juneja honoured bus driver Nanak Chand, conductor Verinder Kumar, railway employee Ashwani Kumar, railway gateman Darshan Lal and a farmer Satpal Singh.

Presiding over the function, Rakhra lauded the role of police and civilians in saving human lives. He said the bus driver had shown his presence of mind and drove away the bus directly to the hospital when terrorist were spraying bullets on bus. However, due to the daring act of the driver, who kept his nerves, a major incident was averted.

He also lauded the role of police in killing the terrorists who were possessing lethal weapons.
SSP Gurmeet Singh Chauhan also spoke on the occasion and lauded the role of NGO for honouring the civilians who had played key role in the Dinanagar terrorist attack to save human lives.

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