A police official said acting on specific inputs, security forces laid siege around Dalipora area of Pulwama in the early hours today to track down a group ofJaish militants hiding there.
'The country has lost 40 of its brave soldiers. I wanted to help the army and their families, so I decided to give this amount to the National Relief Fund,' said Murtaza.
Hundreds of people gathered at Parsa, Majottari Rupandehi and other adjoining districts staged demonstration, condemning the attack and expressing solidarity with India, according to officials.
He also announced a state funeral for Ratan Kumar Thakur, resident of Kahalgaon in Bhagalpur district and Sanjay Sinha, resident of Masaurhi in Patna district.
The trooper, identified as Mukesh Babu, opened fire at his colleagues in Pantha Chowk camp following a heated argument on Saturday evening.
As a mark of respect to the departed Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawan of their village, residents of Hebbal in Shirahatti taluk of Gadag have decided not to celebrate Diwali this time.
The Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) hinted that the fault was of a senior Chhattisgarh Police officer that the incident resulted in heavy casualties.
The central government has downgraded the security of eight VIPs, including RJD chief Lalu Prasad and two other senior politicians from Bihar, an official said on Monday.