Last rites of 2 CRPF martyrs in Buldhana today

Mubarak Ansari
Saturday, 16 February 2019

Their mortal remains are expected to reach their native places on Friday night/ Saturday morning and the last rites will be performed with full state honours on Saturday. 

BULDHANA/PUNE: CRPF jawans Sanjay Rajput (45) and Nitin Shivaji Rathod (37) - natives of Malkapur and Lonar talukas in Buldhana district were among the 40 CRPF jawans who lost their lives in the brazen suicide attack at Pulwama in Kashmir on Thursday. Both of them had joined duty after completing their holidays on February 10. 

Their mortal remains are expected to reach their native places on Friday night/ Saturday morning and the last rites will be performed with full state honours on Saturday. 

LAST PHONE CALL....
A pall of gloom descended over the CRPF Group Centre Colony in Nagpur, where Sanjay lived with his wife Sushma and two sons Jayesh (13) and Shubham (11). He was posted with a CRPF battalion in Nagpur for the last 4 years.  Sanjay’s elder brother Rajesh  said, “He had got a new posting in Srinagar. He left Nagpur on Feb 11. I last spoke to him on Thursday. I didn’t know that this would be my last conversation with him.”

Rajesh said his brother studied till Class X at Nutan Vidyalaya and HSC from Janata Arts & Commerce College, Malkapur. 

He was recruited by the CRPF in 1996. In his 23-year-long service, Sanjay had served in Kashmir, Chhattisgarh and also in the North-East. 

The Rajput family hails from Malkapur in Maharashtra’s Buldhana district. Sanjay’s mortal remains are expected to arrive in Nagpur on Saturday, his brother said, adding that the last rites will be performed at Malkapur in the evening. 

Lonar Tehsildar Suresh Kavle visited the Govardhan Nagar residence of martyr Nitin Shivaji Rathod (36), who was from Chorpangra village in Lonar taluka. Rathod is survived by wife, son and a daughter. The mortal remains of Rathod are expected to reach by Friday night. The last rites will be performed on Saturday morning. 

RS 50 LAKH AID FROM STATE GOVT
Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday announced financial aid of Rs 50 lakh each to the families of two CRPF jawans.  “Maharashtra salutes these two brave soldiers and rest of the jawans who laid down their lives in service of the motherland,” he tweeted.

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