Busy with Narendra Modi’s Sankalp Rally in Patna, Bihar ministers skip receiving body of CRPF jawan killed in Kupwara


The absence of any senior chief or minister from the Nitish Kumar-led Bihar authorities was conspicuous on Sunday when the physique of Central Reserve Police Power (CRPF) inspector Pintu Kumar Singh arrived at Patna airport. The jawan was killed in an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir’s Kupwara district on Friday.

File image of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. PTI

File picture of Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar. PTI

It’s believed that every one consultant of the Bihar authorities had been busy with the ‘Sankalp Rally’ within the state capital, the place Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the Bihar chief minister addressed a big gathering. It was at this rally at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan that Modi kick-started the NDA authorities’s ballot marketing campaign within the state for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

District Justice of the Peace Kumar Ravi, senior police officer Garima Mallick, CRPF officers, state Congress chief Madan Mohan Jha and Lok Janshakti Occasion MP Choudhary Mahboob Ali Kaiser had been current on the airport to obtain the jawan’s physique.

Pintu was from Dhanchakki village in Bihar’s Begusarai district. “It’s very unfortunate that Chief Minister Nitish Kumar did not bother to come to pay his last respects,” Sanjay Singh, uncle of the CRPF inspector, was quoted as saying by NDTV.

The Congress chief mentioned: “I am not here for politics. I came to pay my respect.”

The encounter in Kupwara’s Handwara area ended on Sunday after a 56-hour gunfight in Babagund village of Langate. Two policemen, three CRPF jawans and a civilian, apart from two militants, had been killed within the encounter.

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