Mortal remains of two martyred CRPF jawans reach Bhubaneswar

16/02/2019 at 3:34 PM

Bhubaneswar: The mortal remains of the two Odia CRPF Jawans – Prasanna Sahu and Manoj Behera, martyred in terror attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir reached Bhubaneswar today.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera, Home Secretary Asit Kumar Tripathy, DGP Rajendra Prasad Sharma, Commissioner of Police Satyajit Mohanty paid rich tributes to the two martyrs, whose body reached at the Biju Patnaik International Airport here in a special flight.

The bodies were taken to their native places in special vehicles after CRPF personnel accorded guard of honour to the martyred jawans.

The last rites will be conducted with full State honour.

Two Odia CRPF jawans among nearly 40 martyrs were martyred in the terror attack.

Havildar Prasanna Kumar Sahu of Shikhar village in Naugaon block of Jagatsinghpur district and Constable Manoj Kumar Behera of Ratanpur village under Niali area in Cuttack district among the slain 40 CRPF jawans were martyred.

Meanwhile, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday spoke to the bereaved family members of two martyrs over telephone and conveyed his deep sympathies and also announced Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia each to the family members of the two brave jawans.

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