Captain Mahajan’s last rites held with full military honours

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Udhampur, Feb. 22 (ANI): The last rites of Captain Tushar Mahajan, who was martyred while fighting the terrorists at Pampore in Jammu and Kashmir, was performed with full military honours here on Monday.

Captain Mahajan of the 10 Para Special Forces was injured on Friday when he was leading a team to smoke-out the terrorists holed up inside a building near Srinagar. He succumbed to the injuries at 92 Base Hospital last evening.

Earlier, several top military officials and family members of Captain Mahajan paid homage to the martyr. Former Jammu and Kashmir deputy chief minster Nirmal Singh was also among those who paid their tributes.

“Pakistan sponsored terrorists are responsible for conditions like these in Jammu and Kashmir. This is unfortunate that our young soldiers are getting killed. Our soldiers are fighting them bravely, that is the tradition of our army. I offer my tributes to the martyrs,” Singh told ANI.

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Captain Pawan Kumar of Jind and Lance Naik Om Prakash also succumbed to injuries on Sunday in the fierce operation ongoing to flush out terrorists hiding in a government complex in Pampore. (ANI)

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