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6-Day Search Operation Ends With Army Officer’s Body Found From Jodhpur Lake

Body of Captain Ankit Gupta was recovered from the Kalyana lake at about three pm.


A six-day-long search operation for an Army officer got here to an finish on Tuesday when his physique was lastly discovered by divers from a lake right here within the afternoon.

Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Neeraj Sharma mentioned the physique of Captain Ankit Gupta was recovered from the Kalyana lake at about three pm and was instantly taken to the Military Hospital.

It just isn’t confirmed but whether or not his final rites could be carried out in Jodhpur or at his native place.

Captain Gupta of the 10 Para (Special Forces) unit of the Army had jumped into the lake from a helicopter with some fellow personnel throughout an train on Thursday afternoon.

While the others resurfaced instantly after leaping into the water, Captain Gupta failed to point out up, thereby triggering the search operation.

The six-day-long search operation within the lake was one of many longest such operations, during which a particular digicam workforce, the MARCOS unit of the Navy, the NDRF, the SDRF, a Civil Defence workforce, personal native divers in addition to divers and consultants from the Army and the police tirelessly embarked upon a mission to go looking the drowned officer day and evening.

Sub-Inspector from the Rajiv Gandhi Nagar police station Manoj Kumar mentioned about 250 divers and consultants with 15 boats had been a part of the search operation, however the thick moss and sophisticated rocky formations on the backside of the lake, other than the aqua vegetation and sticky sand, always thwarted their efforts.


On Monday, a workforce of 20 consultants with particular cameras was additionally roped in to allow viewing via the murky water of the lake.

Besides, big compressors had been pressed into service to stir the water in anticipation that the physique would floor as a result of waves created by the air infused via the pipes.

An officer, looking for anonymity, mentioned although the hopes of discovering Captain Gupta alive had been diminishing steadily, nonetheless the search operation would start with a renewed vigour and dedication day by day.

Captain Gupta hailed from Haryana’s Gurugram and had been married for simply over two months. He had reached Jodhpur straight from his wedding ceremony trip to hitch the train.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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