Home Minster Rajnath Singh who reached Srinagar to review the situation after yesterday’s terror attacks helped to carry the coffin of a CRPF jawan wrapped in national flag with other officials. Jammu and Kashmir Director General Of Police also lifted the coffin on the other side.
The Home Minister landed in Srinagar around 2 pm and attended a solemn meet where the remains of 44 CRPF officials were kept wrapped with national flag. After carrying the coffins near the truck, Rajnath Singh, Governor Satya Pal Malik, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, CRPF Director General RR Bhatnagar and Dilbagh Singh remained silent and paid last respect to the brave soldiers.
“The nation will not forget the supreme sacrifice of our brave CRPF jawans. I have paid my last respects to the martyrs of Pulwama. The sacrifice will not go in vain,” said Mr. Rajnath Singh at Srinagar.
The coffins were taken to the Srinagar airport, where a special aircraft was arranged to take the bodies to the natives of deceased soldiers.
Around 44 CRPF soldiers were killed after a car bomber with more than 300 kgs explosives rammed into the CRPF convoy carrying 2500 jawans on Srinagar- Jammu highway in Pulwama district. Banned terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed is behind the attack.