New Delhi: Tearful relatives of the victims of the BSF plane crash here that killed all 10 occupants confronted Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday with a slew of questions including why “old aircraft” were being used and lives of troops put at risk.
As Singh and mourning relatives bid adieu to victims amid grief and anger, the Border Security Force (BSF) chief D.K. Pathak maintained that its crashed Beechcraft Super King was completely “airworthy” and flying “very well” and rejected allegations about any possible defect in the 11-seater aircraft.
A distraught and agitated daughter of Sub-Inspector Rabinder Kumar, who was among the 10 personnel killed in Tuesday’s crash, asked Singh and BSF Director General D.K. Pathak, “Jawab dijiye (give me an answer). Why only soldiers get killed in such accidents and it never happens to VIPs.
Download the all new Deccan Chronicle app for Android and iOS to stay up-to-date with latest headlines and news stories in politics, entertainment, sports, technology, business and much more from India and around the world.