New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar mentioned the supreme sacrifice of CRPF inspector Pintu Kumar Singh at the National Democratic Alliance rally, on Sunday. However, the CRPF inspector’s family is upset because no minister from the state government was present to receive Singh’s body, at Patna airport.
Inspector Singh, a resident of Bagras Dhyanchakki village of Begusarai, was among five CRPF personnel killed in an encounter with terrorists in Kashmir’s Kupwara.
Although, state Congress chief Madan Mohan Jha, among political leaders, was present at the airport to receive Singh’s body pay last respects to him, only the Patna district magistrate and senior superintendent of police represented the government.
Singh’s uncle, Sanjay Kumar Singh, said, “Pintu has not received the honour he deserved from the state government. No NDA leader came to the airport.
Interestingly, Kanhaiya Kumar, former Jawaharlal Nehru University Students’ Union president, against who sedition charges were pressed for allegedly raising anti-India slogans, was present in the funeral of Singh, where he saluted the deceased body.
बेगूसराय के वीर शहीद पिंटू कुमार सिंह को सादर नमन। देश के लिए अपना जीवन क़ुर्बान करने वाले सभी शहीदों को विनम्र श्रद्धांजलि। 🙏 pic.twitter.com/vxcxk8QSkl— Kanhaiya Kumar (@kanhaiyakumar) March 3, 2019
A government protocol was in place, but there was no minister to pay respects to the parliamentary officer, to which BJP leader said that due to the busy rally schedule, political leaders and ministers did not go to pay tribute to Singh.