Homage Paid to Jawans Killed in Blast

Published: 18th July 2014 09:04 AM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2014 09:04 AM   |  A+A-

MALKANGIRI: Maoists may have robbed them of their dear ones, but could not break their spirit to lead life with head held high. Widows and family members of jawans, who sacrificed their lives in MPV-126 landmine blast in 2008, on Wednesday joined the security forces in paying homage to the martyrs on their sixth death anniversary at the district police office here.

Six years after 17 Special Operation Group Commandos led by Police Reserve Inspector Sarat Chandra Mishra were killed in a landmine blast in MPV-26 on July 16, 2008, their family members came from different places to salute the martyrs.

The commandos died on the spot when the Mines Protective Vehicle carrying them was blown up in a high intensity landmine explosion triggered by the Maoists. The blast was followed by an exchange of fire between the Maoists and the security personnel who were following the van on bikes.

Recalling the sacrifice of the jawans, SP Akhileswar Singh said the Maoists’ ill designs have failed to demean the morale of the police. Intensified operation against the Left wing extremists has yielded positive results with the arrest and surrender of many cadres including the killing of top leader Madhav in an encounter last year.

The SP garlanded the photos of all 17 jawans at the Martyrs’ Pillar on the occasion.


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