Baksa : A pall of gloom has descended the village of Kolbari of Tamulpur in Baksa district of Assam from where martyr Maneshwar Basumatary belong. He attained martyrdom when terrorist attacked a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir on February 14th, 2019.
Maneshwar Basumatary is survived by his wife and two children.
The attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district that killed more than 40 jawans on February 14th, 2019 is the biggest terror attack in the past five years. The Jaish-e-Mohammad suicide bomber, identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, rammed an SUV laden with over 3000 kg of explosives into the CRPF bus carrying about 40 personnel.
“Give a befitting reply to the cowards of the Pulwama attack who snatched away my father” said the mourning daughter of martyred Maneshwar Basumatary, head constable of the CRPF-98 Battalion.
She further added, “We want justice. The perpetrators must be punished for killing my father, our jawans,”
She added, “He served the nation for 25 years. My father joined the force in 1994. He sacrificed his life on the line of duty. His sacrifice must not go wasted. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government must give a befitting reply and avenge the sacrifices of our jawans.”
The jawans were returning from leave. This was informed by shish Kumar Jha, CRPF spokeperson in Jammu. When the convoy started out from Channi Rama transit camp in Jammu, there were nearly 78 vehicles carrying about 2,500 jawans. The convoy had left the Jammu camp at around 3.30 am on February 14th, 2019. The destination was over 320 km away, the Bakshi stadium transit camp in Srinagar. The attack took place nearly 30 km short of it destination.