Mortal remains of the CRPF personnel martyred in an audacious terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama, is now being sent back to their respective homes.
The personnel belong from across the country, it was said.
While a majority of the 37 bodies have been identified, some of them are beyond recognition.
A home ministry official said arrangements have been made to hand over the bodies to the families.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who is visiting Jammu and Kashmir to take stock of the situation in the wake of the terror attack,
Governor Satya Pal Malik, Director General of CRPF RR Bhatnagar paid their last respect to the fallen soldiers in Srinagar before the bodies are flown out of the state.
More than 2,500 Central Reserve Police Force personnel, many of them returning from leave to rejoin duty in the Valley,
were travelling in the convoy of 78 vehicles when they were ambushed on the Srinagar-Jammu highway at Latoomode in Awantipora in south Kashmir around 3.15 pm.