Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday condoled the death of CRPF commandant Pramod Kumar, who died in a terrorist attack in Srinagar, saying “he served the nation till his last breath”.
The minister, in a statement issued here, said he “salutes his valour and supreme sacrifice and also prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured CRPF jawans”.
Pramod Kumar, commandant of the 49 Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), was killed after four militants hurled a grenade and opened fire at a security patrol in an old city area of Srinagar earlier in the day.
Kumar had unfurled the Indian flag in Srinagar on Monday, a day before his death, on the occasion of India’s Independence Day.
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He is survived by his wife Neha Tripathi, a 7-year-old daughter Aarna and 63-year-old father.
The mortal remains of the martyr were transported by a special aircraft from Srinagar to Jamtara in Jharkhand. He will be cremated on Tuesday in his native village Mihijam.