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Guard of honour given to eight CRPF jawans in Orissa

Last Updated: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 13:30

Bhubaneswar: A guard of honour was given to eight CRPF jawans from Orissa, who were killed in a Maoist attack in Chhattisgarh`s Narayanpur district.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and other senior police officers offered floral tribute to the martyrs at the CRPF group centre here.

The bodies, flown here last night by a special flight, were later handed over to their family members who were present on the occasion.

The state government had last night announced ex-gratia and pension to the next of kin of the victims.

The eight -- Bidyadhar Barik, Ranjan Kumar Sahu, Panuram Nayak, Tushar Baral, R C Hembram, Pankaj Mohanty, Sudam Chandra Das and Gobinda Pradhan -- were among the 27 CRPF personnel killed in the Naxal attack.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, July 1, 2010 - 13:30

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