New Delhi: Lakshadweep Administrator Dineshwar Sharma, who was the former interlocutor for Jammu and Kashmir and served as the director of the Intelligence Bureau (IB), passed away on Friday.

Sharma was not keeping well and reportedly under treatment at a hospital in Chennai.

“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 of India Narendra Modi tweeted while condoling Sharma’s death.

Country’s Home Minister Amit Shah said: “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,”

Sharma was appointed as the Administrator of the Union Territory in October last year. An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer, Sharma belonged to the Kerala cadre and had joined the service in 1979.


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