Police officers paid tribute to the slain CRPF soldier on Tuesday (ANI)
Police officers paid tribute to the slain CRPF soldier on Tuesday (ANI)

Slain CRPF jawan Vikas Sahu's mortal remains reach native village

ANI | Updated: Feb 11, 2020 19:19 IST

Banda (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 11 (ANI): Mortal remains of slain CRPF soldier Vikas Kumar Sahu were brought to his native place in Uttar Pradesh's Banda on Tuesday.
Sahu had lost his life in an encounter with Naxals in Bijapur district of Chhattisgarh.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday announced ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to the kin of slain CRPF jawan from the State who died in an encounter with Naxals in Chhattisgarh.
Extending condolences to the bereaved family, the Yogi government has promised a job to a family member of the slain jawan, Vikas Kumar, who hails from the Banda district of the State.
Two CoBRA jawans lost their lives in the encounter with Naxals on Monday in the Irapalli forests under Pamed Police Station Limits of the Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh.
Six jawans also sustained injuries, while one Naxal was killed, in the encounter.
The commandos were from the 204 Battalion of the Commando Battalions for Resolute Action (CoBRA). (ANI)

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