Imphal: Bodies of the six Assam Rifles personnel who were killed in an ambush on May 21 in Chandel district of Manipur were on Tuesday flown to their respective homes from Imphal airport in a special Indian Air Force flight.
Prior to that around 9.30 am, a wreath laying ceremony was conducted at 12 Bihar Headquarters in the state capital to pay tribute to the martyrs. The solemn ceremony was attended by Chief Minister O Ibobi, his deputy Gaikhangam and high ranking officers of the Assam Rifles based in Manipur.
The deceased included Junior Commission Officer Baldev Kumar (55) from Himachal Pradesh, Havaldar Susarjit (27), Rifleman Pawan Singh (39) of Jammu (Jammu and Kashmir), Rifleman Mahesh Gurung (43) of Uttarkhand, Riflemen Bhupendra Kumar (32) from Himachal Pradesh and Akhilesh Kumar of Uttar Pradesh, AR sources said.
The six soldiers were killed in an ambush near the Indo-Myanmar borders "No Man’s Land" while coming back from a landslide affected village in Manipur to their base camp. CorCom, a conglomerate of proscribed outfits, in a statement issued to the media had claimed that the ambush was carried out by them....