rinagar: Former interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir, Dineshwar Sharma who was currently holding the charge of LG lakshadweep died today afternoon.
Sharma was reportedly under treatment at a hospital in Chennai.
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“Administrator of Lakshadweep Shri Dineshwar Sharma Ji made long lasting contributions to India’s policing and security apparatus. He handled many sensitive counter-terror and insurgency ops during his policing career. Anguished by his demise. Condolences to his family. Om Shanti,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted while condoling Sharma’s death.
“Deeply anguished to learn about the passing away of Administrator of Lakshadweep Shri Dineshwar Sharma ji. He served the nation with utmost devotion as a dedicated officer of the Indian Police Service. My heartfelt condolences to his family in this hour of grief. Om Shanti,” Home Minister Amit Shah said.
Sharma was appointed as the Administrator of the Union Territory in October last year.