RAJOURI, Feb 16: Thousands of people bid tearful adieu to CRPF Head Constable, Naseer Ahmed at his home village Dudasan Balla in Thannamandi tehsil of district Rajouri with full police honours today.
Naseer’s mortal remains along with other 43 martyrs, were brought from Kashmir to Pathankote last evening in a special aircraft and from there, his coffin wrapped in National flag was brought to his home village in decorated police vehicle last mid night. A large number of relatives and other people of the area were already waiting for the arrival of the mortal remains of the martyr.
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Union Minister of State in PMO, Dr Jitendra Singh, Speaker J&K Legislative Assembly, Dr Nirmal Singh, Member Parliament Jammu-Poonch constituency Jugal Kishore Sharma, State BJP chief Ravinder Raina, MLC Vibodh Gupta, MLC Pardeep Sharma, Governor’s Advisor K K Sharma, IG and DIG CRPF, SSP and DC Rajouri, former MP Talib Hussain, Ex-MLA Rajouri Qamar Choudhary, NC leader Muzaffar Khan besides several civil and belt force officers and other ranks paid their respect to the martyr and attended his last rites. Thousands of people irrespective of their religion besides a large number of relatives had already assembled there since early morning to pay their tributes to the departed soul.
The martyr was paid last respect by a team of Armed CRPF men. A wreath lying ceremony was also held. Union Minister Dr Jitendra Singh along with Advisor and IG CRPF gave shoulder to the martyr in his last heavenly journey. Dr Singh also interacted with the two minor children and other members of the bereaved family. He expressed his condolences and told that entire country was with them in this hour of grief and sorrow. He stayed there for some time and then returned to Jammu in a helicopter.
The shell shocked relatives and villagers of the area said Naseer Ahmed (76 Bn CRPF) was frequent visitor to his village. He used to tell people that he will settle at his home village only and he had also recently constructed two rooms and a kitchen besides a bathroom. He was very friendly and humble person and used to ask youth of the area to stay away from drugs and focus on their study and sports activities.
His brother, Siraj said that Naseer’s battalion was in Jammu and he had been deputed with the convoy. Naseer had 22 years of service in CRPF. He had called him from Banihal from his mobile phone in the morning on that fateful day of Feb 14 while going to Srinagar. He had also some fever on that day. But it was his last words with him.