The mortal remains of the five construction workers from Bihar’s Siwan district killed by ISIS in Iraq were flown to Patna in a special IAF plane late on Monday evening.
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He said media reports about the opposition party using the services had appeared in October and November last year and it never denied those stories till the BJP raised the issue yesterday.
The abducted workers, most from northern India, had been employed by a construction company near Mosul when militants captured wide swaths of the area.
Of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq on 2014, 27 are from Punjab, six are from Bihar, four from Himachal Pradesh and two from West Bengal.
It may take up to 10 days to bring back the bodies of all 39 Indians killed in Iraq as there will be legal processes involved, Minister of State for External Affairs V K Singh said today.
Amid slogan shouting by members from various parties, the House was adjourned for the day with Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan terming the scenes as unfortunate.