Howrah/Kalyani: The mortal remains of the two CRPF jawans from Bengal, martyred in the Pulwama terror attack, reached their residences this evening.
The remains of Bablu Santra of West Bauria in Howrah and Sudip Biswas of Hanspukuria in Nadia were flown in from Delhi to Kolkata airport by an Indian Air Force special flight around 3.30 in the afternoon.
CRPF authorities, in the presence of officers from the Army, Air Force and, the Navy offered the two martyred jawans a guard of honour on the airport premises itself. Union minister and Asansol BJP MP, Babul Supriyo, was present on the occasion.
The coffins were then taken by road to Howrah and Nadia houses of the two deceased jawans, respectively.
State ministers Aroop Roy, Rajib Banerjee and, Nirmal Majhi offered their last respect to Santra at his West Bauria residence. Leaders from the Opposition parties were also present.
The state police, CRPF authorities and, a large number of neighbours also paid their tribute.
Martyr Santra’s widow, Mita, told reporters that notwithstanding the irreparable loss that her family has suffered, she doesn’t want a war between Indian and Pakistan over the Pulwama attack.
“We don’t want war. We want peace to return: the way mothers are losing their sons on our side, on their side too the same is happening,” the widow, who is in her late 20’s said.