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J-K: Wreath laying ceremony held for Handwara braveheart

News Agencies | Updated on: Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:35:00 IST

The wreath laying ceremony for Rifleman Ravi Kumar was held on 15 February in Samba district of Jammu and Kashmir.

The slain soldier died yesterday in action during the Handwara encounter which was conducted by the Indian security forces.

As many as three militants were killed in the encounter that broke out in Handwara's Hajin.

Major S. Dahiya, who was leading the Handwara operation, also succumbed to his injuries on 14 February.

Also, Chetan Kumar Cheetah, the Commanding Officer of 45th Battalion of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), who was injured during the Bandipora encounter underwent brain surgery at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi.

The officer is still critical and is currently placed on ventilator.


First published: 15 February 2017, 4:35 IST