Bodies of seven Army personnel brought to Capital
NEW DELHI: The mortal remains of the seven Army personnel who died while fighting Pakistani infiltrators in Kargil sector, were brought here on Thursday.
Two bodies of sepoy Dinesh Bhai Mohan Bhai, (12th battalion Mahar Regiment), resident of Kheda in Gujarat, and sepoy Goswamy Harenderagiri (Mahar Regiment), of Junagarh, Gujarat, were received at the cargo complex of Palam airport. The bodies will be flown to Ahmedabad to be handed over to their kin.
On arrival, wreaths were placed on the bodies on behalf of the Gujarat government. The state government has announced ex-gratia payment of Rs five lakh to the families of the martyrs from Gujarat besides construction of memorial.
The other five bodies were those of Nk S N Malik (Mahar), of Orissa, sepoy Amrish Pal Bangi (Mahar), of Muzaffarnagar, UP, L/Nk Satpal Singh (2 Rajputana Rifles), resident of Garh Mukteshwar, rifleman Satbir Singh (2 Rajputana Rifles) of Churu, Rajasthan, and rifleman Jagmal Singh (2 Rajputana Rifles), resident of Sikar, Rajasthan. These were received at 218 Medium Regiment near the Army Parade Ground. (UNI)
Courtesy: The Times of India News Service
Last rites of 7 martyrs performed
JAMMU, July 7 (PTI) — The mortal remains of seven martyrs of 12 Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry (JKLI), who laid down their lives fighting intruders in the Batalik sub-sector in Kargil, were cremated and buried at their native places.
The bodies were received by Minister for Industries and Commerce Bodh Raj Bali, Minister of Sheep Husbandry, S.S. Slathia, Army Station Commander, Brig I.P. Singh, Air Force Commander Capt S.K. Sharma at the Jammu technical airport yesterday.
The bodies received include those of Naik Jugal Kishore of Jhalas village in Poonch district, rifleman Mohammad Farid of Kah-Chamala village in Rajouri district, rifleman Mohammad Aslam of Kalar Md village in Poonch, Havildar Daler Singh Bahu of Pallanwala village in Akhnoor tehsil, Havildar Abdul Karim of a village in Udhampur district, rifleman Rattan Chand of Nandpur village in Samba tehsil and Naik Surjeet Singh of Samilpur village of Jammu district.
Later, the bodies of all martyrs were taken to their respective native places for performing the last rites with full military honours.
Courtesy: The Tribune News Service
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