KAS officer among 3 killed in Doda road accident

Senior KAS officer Kalyan Singh Parihar, presently posted as Additional Secretary R&B, today died in a road accident when the car in which he was travelling along with three other members of his family skidded off the road near petrol pump Khellani on Batote–Doda highway.
KAS officer among 3 killed in Doda road accident
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Senior KAS officer Kalyan Singh Parihar, presently posted as Additional Secretary R&B, today died in a road accident when the car in which he was travelling along with three other members of his family skidded off the road near petrol pump Khellani on Batote–Doda highway.

He was travelling with his wife Anita Devi, aunt Uma Devi and brother-in-law Vinkal Kumar when the tragedy struck. His wife and aunt also died in the accident whereas his brother-in-law received grave injuries and was airlifted to GMC Jammu.

He was travelling to his native village Jodhpur Ghat Doda from Jammu to attend the funeral of his father who died last night. The passers-by immediately rushed the occupants of the car to District Hospital Doda where except Vinkal Kumar all were declared brought dead.

Governor N. N. Vohra has expressed grief over the demise of Kalyan Singh, a 1999 batch KAS officer. In a condolence message, the Governor has conveyed his heartfelt sympathy to the bereaved family and prayed for peace to the departed souls.

Chief Secretary, B R Sharma, has expressed profound grief over the deaths. A condolence meeting was held at Civil Secretariat here this afternoon in which Chief Secretary, Administrative Secretaries, KAS Officers Association, senior officers and secretariat employees expressed shock and grief over the tragic accident in which two other family members of the KAS officer also died. 

The participants observed two minute silence to pay homage to the departed souls.

Chief Secretary along with the participants expressed sympathies with the bereaved family members and relatives of the KAS officer and prayed for peace to the departed souls.

Kalyan Singh Parihar was travelling in a car along with his family to his native village Jodhpur Ghat Doda from Jammu. 

Kalyan Singh Parihar had also served as BDO Ramsu, SDM Bhaderwah, CEO Bhaderwah Development Authority and Additional Deputy Commissioner Jammu.

Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) President and Member Parliament Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and shock over the death of Kalyan Singh Parihar, his wife and other family member.

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference President Dr Farooq Abdullah and Working President Omar Abdullah also expressed profound shock and grief over the deaths.

Conveying their condolences to the bereaved families, the President and the Working President prayed for peace to the departed souls.

Provincial President National Conference, Jammu, Devender Singh Rana has also expressed shock over the tragic road mishap and conveyed his condolences to the bereaved families.

Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha & former Chief Minister of Jammu & Kashmir GN Azad has expressed deep shock and grief on the sudden demise of the officer.

"I share the grief and pain of the family and stand in solidarity with them in this critical hour."

He further said that such painful accidents serve as a reminder to take immediate steps to prevent and contain occurrence of road accidents.

Considering the views and seriousness shown by Governor J&K on the issue of loss of lives in road accidents in J&K, Azad urged him to activate and strengthen the Road Safety Council that has come into being on the initiative and instance of Governor J&K.

Azad also drew attention of Governor J&K to his earlier communications expressing concern on the increased occurrence of road accidents and sought his immediate intervention to prevent further loss of life.

The Advisors to the Governor, Parvez Dewan and Khurshid Ahmad Ganai, have condoled the deaths.

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