Rijiju pays last respect to BSF trooper killed in Kashmir

New delhi : Union Minister Kiren Rijiju here on Tuesday paid his last respects to BSF Head Constable Prem Sagar, who was killed by Pakistan Army near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir, an official said.

Sagar’s body was brought to Palam airport where he was paid last respects and was prepared for the journey onward to his hometown in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoria.

“We will take the body in a helicopter. Travelling time to Deoria is about three-and-half hours. The entire arrangement will be made by the BSF and the Uttar Pradesh government,” Minister of State for Home Affairs Rijiju told media persons.

Speaking to a news channel on the Kashmir issue, another BJP leader Ravi Shankar Prasad said the government was “firm and the forces are doing their job in containing those who are inspired and instigated from across the border”.

According to the Indian Army, Naib Subedar Paramjit Singh of 22 Sikh Regiment and Border Security Force trooper Sagar were killed and their bodies mutilated by the Pakistan Army in an “unprovoked” attack in Krishna Ghati sector of Poonch district on Monday.