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Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets slain Army Jawan Aurangzeb's family

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman meets slain Army Jawan Aurangzeb's family

| @indiablooms | 20 Jun 2018, 08:24 am

Srinagar, Jun 20 (IBNS): Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday visited the family of  Aurangzeb, the army jawan, who was abducted and killed by terrorists, in Jammu Kashmir's  Poonch district, media reports said.

“I came to meet martyr’s family. I have spent some time here," Sitharaman told reporters after the meeting.

"One message I can take back from here is that here’s a family, here’s a martyr, who stands out as an inspiration for us and that is the message that I am carrying from here,” she said.

On Monday, Army chief Bipin Rawat had also met Aurangzeb’s family in Salani village.

The Rashtriya Rifles Rifleman was on his way home before the Eid when he was abducted and killed by militants in Pulwama district of South Kashmir.

Aurangzeb’s father Mohammad Haneef urged the Government to track down and shoot his son's killers within 72 hours.

“Those involved in his killing should be killed within 72 hours. I urge Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take stern action and not show weakness with regard to Kashmir, and clean up all those bad people,” he had said.

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