Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal visits slain CRPF jawan Maneswar Basumatary’s residence in Baksa; hands over appointment letter to Didwmsri Basumatary
Baksa: Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal visited the residence of Central Reserve Police Force’s (CRPF) martyred jawan Maneswar Basumatary at Tamulpur in Baksa district on the occasion of his adya shradha on Sunday.
While offering his tribute to the brave soldier, Sonowal handed over an appointment letter to the martyr’s daughter Didwmsri Basumatary for the post of assistant tourist information officer under the directorate of tourism. Her appointment has been approved as a very special case and in relaxation of existing rules, provisions and guidelines.
While interacting with family members, Sonowal said that heroes like Maneswar Basumatary would continue to inspire generations of people to serve the nation with commitment and dedication.
Maneswar Basumatary lost his life in the insurgent attack at Pulwama in Jammu & Kashmir on February 14. The martyr was one of the 40 CRPF personnel who died when a terrorist blew a vehicle loaded with 350 kilos of explosives while a convoy of 78 vehicles was driving down the Srinagar-Jammu highway near Awantipora.
The incident, touted as the worst-ever attack on security forces in Jammu & Kashmir valley, was condemned by the leaders across the world. Earlier, the Assam government handed over a sanctioned letter amounting Rs 20 lakh to Basumatary’s wife, Sunmati, in Tamulpur under Baksa district.