New Delhi: Major action has been taken in the case of soldiers killed in a vehicle accident in the Turtuk sector of Ladakh on Friday. A case has been registered against the driver in connection with the bus falling into the Shyok river. The health update of the injured soldiers has also been released. The Western Command of the Indian Army on Saturday said the condition of 19 soldiers who were injured after a car skidded off the road and fell into the Shyok River in Ladakh's Turtuk sector on Friday was stable. Seven soldiers were killed in the accident.
According to the Western Command, 19 personnel of the Western Command, who was injured in a bus accident near Partapur, were airlifted and taken to the Command Hospital for treatment from the Green Corridor in Chandigarh. Immediate surgical procedures were performed and all are currently stable. The accident took place at 9 a.m. about 25 km from this. The 26 jawans were travelling from the transit camp at Partapur in a privately rented vehicle.
Inspector Stanzin Dorje, station house officer of the same Nubra, said that prima facie, it appears to be a case of negligence on the part of the driver. The Changmar driver, Ahmed Shah, lost control of the bus and it rolled into a ditch about 80 to 90 feet deep. Subsequently, the police, army and locals launched a rescue operation. The Army officer informed that a case has been registered against the driver Ahmed Shah under sections 279 (rash or negligent driving), 337 (causing hurt by act endangering human life), and 304-A (causing death by negligence) of the IPC. A case has been registered at Nubra police station. An Army officer said the incident was proof of how the soldiers sacrificed their lives to perform their duties in remote areas.