Two CRPF jawans from Tamil Nadu were among the 40 personnel who were killed in a brutal terrorist attack in Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
The two deceased jawans from the state have been identified as G Subramanian from Thoothukudi district and C Sivachandran from Ariyalur district.
On Thursday, an explosives laden truck rammed into a CRPF convoy in Pulwama outside Srinagar, killing 40 soldiers.
Condoling their death, Chief minister Edappadi K Palaniswami today sanctioned Rs 20 lakh each to their families. “I condole the deaths of Subramanian and Sivachandran. I have ordered to release Rs 20 lakh to the families immediately,” he said in a statemenet.
Expressing his deep grief and anguish over their deaths, the Chief Minister also expressed his heartfelt condolences to the families of all the soldiers killed in the attack.
Earlier today, slamming Pakistan that it cannot weaken India by orchestrating attacks such as the one on CRPF jawans in Pulwama, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said those responsible will pay ‘a very heavy price’ and security forces will be given a free hand to deal with terrorists.
In a hard-hitting speech, Modi said the ‘blood of the people is boiling’ and forces behind the act of terrorism will be definitely be punished.
“Security forces have been given complete freedom, the blood of the people is boiling…Our neighbouring country, which has been isolated internationally, thinks such terror attacks can destabilise us, but their plans will not materialise,” Modi said.