Siddaramiah pays homage to martyred Lt. Col. Niranjan Kumar

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Bengaluru, Jan. 4 (ANI): With hundreds of people thronging BEL grounds in Bengaluru to pay homage to Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar, who was martyred during the operation to flush out terrorists from the Pathankot Air Force Base, Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Monday said that compensation will be given to honour his supreme sacrifice.

“Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan has sacrificed his life for the nation. Terrorism is problem that entire world is facing, all nations must join hands to eliminate this problem,” Siddaramaiah told media persons here.

“We are going to give compensation. In Unnikrishna’s case also we had given compensation of Rs. 30 lakh, even in this case we will give compensation,” he added.

The mortal remains of Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar was brought to his residence here on Monday morning.

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His body will be taken to his native village in Kerala’s Palakkad district later in the day for cremation.

The National Security Guard (NSG) Lt. Col., who was a member of the bomb disposal squad, was killed yesterday during the combing operations at the Air Force base when a grenade he was trying defuse went off.

The terrorist attack at the Pathankot base has claimed the lives of seven security personnel including Commonwealth Gold Medallist Fateh Singh and Garud Commando Gursevak Singh. (ANI)

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