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Emergency landing of the plane carrying the mortal remains of the martyrs of Assam Rifles

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An army plane carrying the mortal remains of the Assam Rifles personnel and the family members of one of them, who were killed in an ambush in Manipur, made an emergency landing on Sunday. It is being told that the plane had to make an emergency landing at the Jorhat airport in Assam due to a technical snag. An Assam Rifles spokesperson said the bodies would be kept overnight in Jorhat and onward journey to the respective destinations would begin on Monday morning.

Five soldiers, including a colonel, were killed in an ambush in Manipur’s Churachandpur district on Saturday. The Colonel’s wife and child were also killed in the attack. The mortal remains of a total of seven people were brought to Imphal. From there he was being taken to his home, but due to technical reasons, emergency landing of the plane was done. The mortal remains will be kept in Jorhat overnight. The plane will leave for its destination on Monday morning.

The spokesman said the aircraft carried the bodies of four jawans of Assam Rifles, the country’s oldest paramilitary force, besides Colonel Biplab Tripathi, commanding officer of Khuga Battalion of Assam Rifles, his wife Anuja and six-year-old son Abir.

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Colonel Tripathi was a resident of Raigarh in Chhattisgarh. The body of Rifleman Khatanei Konyak was taken by helicopter from Imphal to his residence in Mon district of Nagaland.

The spokesman said that of the other three, Rifleman Shyamal Das hailed from Murshidabad district of West Bengal, while RFN Suman Swargiyari and RFN RP Meena belonged to Baksa district of Assam and Dausa district of Rajasthan, respectively.

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