AHMEDABAD: The mortal remains of CRPF jawan Dinesh Borase, killed in the Pulwama militant attack yesterday, were consigned to flames with full state honours here today.
Earlier in the day, the body of Borase (30) was flown to Ahmedabad airport on a BSF chopper.
He was given the guard of honour in presence of Minister of State for Home, Gujarat, Pradipsinh Jadeja, minister Nirmala Vadhvani, and senior officials.
The body was taken to his home at Amardeep Park Society in Naroda locality here, after the dignitaries paid their tribute by laying wreaths.
Hundreds of people were present at the society when the truck carrying Borase's mortal remains arrived there.
Waving the tricolour, they shouted slogans like "Bharat Mata Ki Jai", "Vande Matram", and "Pakistan Murdabad."
Borase is survived by his parents, wife, a four-year-old daughter, and a four-month-old son.
His body was then taken to the crematorium after his family members paid tribute, where the last rites were performed in presence of hundreds of people.
Borase's family members said he had visited Ahmedabad only two months back and was planning to visit again during the upcoming festival of Navratri.
He had spoken to his wife before the encounter broke out yesterday, they said.
In a message, Chief Minister Vijay Rupani paid tribute to the martyr and announced the ex gratia of Rs 4 lakh.
Borase, who joined the CRPF in the year 2005, was posted in Jammu and Kashmir for ten years.
He was among the eight security personnel who were killed in a suicide attack carried out by the militants on the district police complex in south Kashmir's Pulwama. Three terrorists were also killed in the encounter.