Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday, 15 February laid wreaths on the mortal remains of the CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama attack.
Congress President and Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Rahul Gandhi, too, paid their tributes to the slain jawans.
At least 40 jawans were killed in a deadly attack by the JeM on a convoy of CRPF jawans in Pulwama’s Awantipora area on Thursday, 14 February.
Condemning the attack, PM Modi said the forces behind the terror attack will be punished, warning Pakistan that it is “making a big mistake.” Meanwhile, Congress President Rahul Gandhi extended support to the government and said that the “entire Opposition stands with the government and the jawans.”
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Snapshot of the attack
- A CRPF convoy of 78 vehicles, carrying 2,547 CRPF personnel was attacked at 2:03 pm at Awantipora in J&K’s Pulawama District.
- A Mahindra Scorpio carrying more than 350 kg of explosives hit the convoy at Awantipora, 20 km away from Srinagar.
- A CRPF official told The Quint that terrorists opened fire after the blast ripped through the convoy.
- One of the two buses that were badly hit was carrying 39 personnel.
- The injured are being treated at the Army base hospital in Srinagar.
- In an official statement, CRPF confirmed that 37 jawans have been martyred.
- Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack.
- According to NDTV, the stretch of road where the attack occurred was believed to be “safe”.
- The jawans were returning from a holiday and were supposed to reach Srinagar before sunset. The convoy started from Jammu around 3 am in the morning.
- India has withdrawn the ‘Most Favoured Nation’ status given to Pakistan
- MEA will initiate all possible diplomatic steps to ensure that Pakistan is isolated from the international community, Arun Jaitley said
- At least 39 CRPF personnel were killed after a car carrying about 350 kg of explosives hit a CRPF convoy of 78 vehicles
- While J&K Police has identified the terrorist as Adil Ahmad from Pulwama, Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility for the attack
NIA Team Collects Material From Blast Site
The NIA team, along with explosives and forensic experts have collected materials required for forensic evaluation of scene of crime.
Considering the status, team would continue with sifting of material tomorrow too. Outcome would be made known after analysis is over.
Rajnath Singh, Sitharaman pay Last Respects to Martyrs
Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman paid last respects to Pulwama martyrs.