A ceremonial military farewell was accorded to Cadet Satveer Singh Gharha who tragically passed away on October 8, in an accident during a training camp held at the Indian Naval Academy(INA), Ezhimala, Kannur.
The mortal remains of the cadet was handed over to his father Surender Singh Gharha, a retired police inspector of Punjab Police, after all legal and medical procedures at the end of the ceremony.
The body was flown to his native village in Hoshiarpur in Punjab today. A wreath was placed by Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Commandant, INA on behalf of the Chief of Naval Staff. Wreaths were also placed on behalf of the Commandant and all officers & personnel of INA, as well as all the cadets of INA by senior officers and cadet appointments.
The INA arranged for the body to be flown, accompanied by his divisional officer, from Mangalore to Mumbai and then to Delhi where it was received by INS India and transported to Hoshiarpur by a hearse. A Punjab Police guard of honour is being provided during the funeral of the cadet at Hoshiarpur.
Satveer Singh Gharha, who was electrocuted during a sailing training session in the Kavvayi back waters at 1715 hrs, when the mast of a whale sailor boat came into contact with a live high-tension electric wire. Three other cadets also suffered minor injuries and all of them were discharged from the hospital.
The INA would conduct an inquiry into the cause of the accident and would investigate whether there were any lapse in safety precautions that led to the accident on October 8.
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