Bengaluru: The mortal remains of martyred Central Police Reserve Force (CRPF) jawan H. Guru, who was killed in the Pulwama terror attack on February 14, were brought in an army aircraft to the HAL Airport, where union and state ministers paid last their respects on Saturday.
Immediately after, Guru's body was taken to his hometown of Guddigere in Maddur taluk of Mandya district for the last rites. He was 33 years old and had joined the CRPF in 2011.
Rajeev Chandrasekhar, MP paid his tributes to the slain soldier, tweeting, “Let’s vouch to remember and never forget any of our braveheart and son of India CRPF constable H. Guru and all those men who have fallen, and the men who continue to serve and sacrifice. As we face this terrible time together, let us all stay and be united as Indian. We will continue to be resolute in support of our armed forces to do what they will do and always pray for their well being.”
Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy, Union Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda, Home Minister M.B. Patil and officers of the three services paid homage to the martyr.
On February 17, a candle-light vigil will be taken out at the National Military Memorial at 6.30 pm. As the mortal remains of H. Guru reached Corporation Circle, hundreds of people including BBMP employees, stepped out of their offices and gathered at the circle to pay tributes to the braveheart....