Shah pays tributes to 40 CRPF men killed in 2019 Pulwama bombing

Shah pays tributes to 40 CRPF men killed in 2019 Pulwama bombing

Srinagar, Oct 26 (UNI) Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday paid tributesto the 40 personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who were killed in a deadly suicide bombing in February 2019.

The Minister paid the tributes at the memorial at Lethpora in the Pulwama district of south Kashmir.

Apart from paying tributes, Shah also planted saplings at the martyrs memorial of Pulwama in memory of the jawans killed in the 2019 attack.

“..Your dedication and supreme sacrifice for the defense of the country further strengthens our resolve to eradicate terrorism. Many salutes to the brave sacrificers,” tweeted Shah.

On February 14, 2019, a local suicide bomber belonging to the Jaish-e-Mohammad Adil Dar rammed his explosive-laden car into a CRPF bus at Lethpora Pulwama killing 40 personnel. The attack was followed by the Balakote air strikes carried out by India against the terrorist launch pads in PoK. A day later Pakistan retaliated and it triggered a brief dogfight. The Pulwama attack had brought India and Pakistan to the brink of war.

The Union Minister on Monday extended his three-day visit and he spent the night at the CRPF camp at Lethpora.

“I wanted to spend time with the soldiers of the paramilitary forces, meet them, know their experiences and difficulties and see their spirit to work. That’s why we had lunch with our brave soldiers at Lethpora CRPF camp in Pulwama and will also take rest of the night with the soldiers in the camp.@crpfindia,” tweeted Amit Shah.

The Union Minister arrived in J&K on Saturday and is returning to Delhi on Tuesday.

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