'Pakistan murdabad' slogans raised as Army Major Kamlesh Pandey's mortal remains reach Uttarakhand

Major Kamlesh Pandey and a soldier were killed in Shopian district in an ambush by the Hizbul Mujahideen militants.

'Pakistan murdabad' slogans raised as Army Major Kamlesh Pandey's mortal remains reach Uttarakhand

Dehradun: The mortal remains of Army Major Kamlesh Pandey, who was martyred while engaging with the militants in Jammu and Kashmir's Shopian district on Thursday, were taken to his native place in Utarakahnd's Haldwani on Friday.

The body was taken to his residence in an Army truck.

As the mortal remains of the martyred Major reached his village in Uttarakhand for the last rites, slogans of ‘Pakistan murdabad’ were raised by the locals.

The last rites will be performed with full military honours later today.

Major Kamlesh Pandey and a soldier were killed in Shopian district in an ambush by the Hizbul Mujahideen militants, which earlier lost two of its men to security forces in Kulgam district.

The Hizbul claimed responsibility for the attack on an Army patrol in Zaipora village which left Major Kamlesh Pandey, Sepoy Tanzin and Sepoy Kripal Singh injured.

The injured soldiers were evacuated to Army's 92 Base Hospital here for treatment but Major Pandey and Sepoy Chhultim succumbed to injuries, the officials said.

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