The Hush Post|11:20am|2-min-read
The bodies of the CRPF jawans killed in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, which were brought to Delhi on Friday evening, have started reaching their respective hometowns.
Grieving families have summoned all the courage to see their loved ones for the one last time. Huge crowds have gathered to pay respects to the soldiers. People, with tears in eyes, are cowding their homes, bylanes, neighbourhood of martyrs.
One such picture is of a daughter of ASI Mohan Lal’s daughter paying her final tribute to her father saluting his coffin at Dehradun. In Uttarakhand, Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat paid tribute to ASI Mohan Lal.
Meanwhile, in Jawali in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, martyr Tilak Raj’s body reached his home in the wee hours. his body had been flown to Pathankot from where his body reached Nurpur where it was kept for the night.
Meanwhile, a soldier killed in Pulwama terror attack was awaiting his baby’s birth.
The body of CRPF jawan Ramesh Yadav has been brought to his home in Tofapur in Varanasi around 8:30 am.
In Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao, people have gathered around the home of a CRPF soldier Ajit Kumar Azad where his body reached at around 7 am. The 35-year-old is survived by two daughters and wife. The funeral will take place at Ganga ghat, 15 km from his home.
The body of CRPF personnel Rohitash Lamba was also brought to his home in Govindpura in Jaipur around 8:40 am. People from the city poured out onto the streets raising slogans .
Meanwhile, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot has announced Rs 50 lakh compensation for the families of the CRPF soldiers killed in Pulwama.
On Friday evening, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Nirmala Sitharaman, along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal paid tributes to the 40 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) soldiers as their bodies arrived at the Palam airport. PM Modi and the other leaders laid wreaths on the coffins, wrapped in the national flag.
A terrorist drove up a car carrying 60 kg of RDX explosives next to a security convoy on the Jammu-Srinagar highway.