PM Modi pays last respects to slain CRPF men

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his last respects to the 40 CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack at the Palam technical area here on Friday evening, officials said.

The bodies of the slain troopers reached Delhi’s Palam air force area in a special Indian Air Force (IAF) plane in the evening. The bodies were received by Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

Modi placed a wreath on a platform placed before the coffins carrying the mortal remains of the troopers.

The coffins wrapped in tricolour were neatly arranged in the hanger, where senior officials of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) paid their last respects by placing wreaths one by one in a solemn ceremony, officials said.

National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the chiefs of the three services — Army, Air Force and Navy — senior cabinet ministers, including Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, and Congress president Rahul Gandhi also paid their homage to the slain CRPF personnel, they added. (AGENCIES)