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Jaitley meets PM Modi over mutilation of Indian soldiers

News Agencies | Updated on: 2 May 2017, 15:09 IST
Jaitley meets PM Modi over mutilation of Indian soldiers (ANI)

Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in here today and had a discussion on the recent mutilation of two Indian Army soldiers by the Pakistan Army at Krishna Ghatti sector in Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier today, Jammu and Kashmir Governor NN Vohra met Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital and discussed the security and law and order situation in the state.

The Governor is likely to call on the Prime Minister to apprise him of the situation in the wake of the killing of seven persons in Kulgam and mutilation of bodies of the two Indian soldiers. Meanwhile, Congress has lashed out at the Centre over the lack of a full-time Defence Minister.

'The irony of this situation is that India does not have a full-time Defence Minister and he does not seem serious after all that has happened in the country,' Congress leader Manish Tewari told ANI.

Earlier on Monday, the Pakistan's brutal Border Action Team (BAT) again mutilated the bodies of two Indian soldiers on Monday in Krishna Ghati sector along the Line of Control, where they had beheaded Lance Naik Hemraj in 2013. The Indian Army confirmed the involvement of the BAT in the gruesome act beheading Indian soldier.

'Pak Army carried out unprovoked rocket and mortar firing on two forward posts on the Line of Control in the Krishna Ghati sector.

Simultaneously, a BAT action was launched on a patrol operating in between the two posts. In a unsoldierly act by the Pak Army, the bodies of two of our soldiers in the patrol were mutilated. Such despicable act of Pakistan Army will be appropriately responded,' read the Indian Army's statement.

It is the same Krishna Ghati sector where the Pakistani BAT had beheaded Lance Naik Hemraj and badly severed the head of Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh of 13 Rajputana Rifles, on January 8, 2013.


First published: 2 May 2017, 15:09 IST