Army Chief promises Hemraj's family to honour their demands

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Bikram Singh
New Delhi, Jan 16: Army Chief General Bikram Singh on Wednesday met the family members of martyred jawan Lance Naik Hemraj at Shernagar village of Mathura district in Uttar Pradesh.

Singh promised the family members of Hemraj that their demand to bring back the severed head of the dead soldier would be honoured.

The angry family members of martyred soldier Lance Naik Hemraj, who was beheaded by Pakistani Army last week, protested against the brutal killing by going on a fast. Wife and mother of Hemraj are demanding the severed head of the dead soldier to be brought back home. They broke their six-day-long fast on Monday, Jan 14 after UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav visited their home and promised to fulfill their demands.

The Army Chief said, "I have come here to express solidarity with martyr's family. All their demands will be met according to the rulebooks of the Army. We will stand by the family."

Commenting on continuous ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Line of Control, General Singh said, "We don't violate ceasefire, but will fire back when fired upon."

Army Chief General Bikram Singh would pay a visit to the family members of martyr Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh at his native Dadhiya village in Sidhi district of Madhya Pradesh on Jan 18.

Minister of State for Defence Jitendra Singh would also accompany General Singh, official sources said here today.

A special team of Army has already reached here to prepare for the General's trip, they said.

On Jan 8, the two soldiers - Lance Naiks Sudhakar Singh and Hemraj Singh were killed near the LoC by Pakistani troops. The jawans belonged to 13 Rajputana Rifles.

OneIndia News

(With inputs from PTI)

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