Slain jawan’s head: Centre’s action sought

Published: 28th February 2013 09:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 28th February 2013 09:43 AM   |  A+A-

The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has directed the Defence Secretary, Home Secretary and the External Affairs Ministry Secretary to take appropriate action to get the head of slain soldier Lance Naik Hemraj from Pakistan.

The NHRC issued the direction while considering the petition filed by human rights activist Radhakanta Tripathy. 

It was on January 8 that a group of Pakistani soldiers allegedly crossed over to the Indian territory and killed two soldiers - Hemraj and Sudhakar Singh - at Poonch in Mendhar sector of Jammu and Kashmir.  And the body of Hemraj was mutilated.

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