In the biggest terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir since Uri (2016), 44 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) jawans were martyred at Pulwana on February 14 when a suicide bomber drove an SUV packed with over 300 kg worth of explosives into a CRPF bus. Terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad claimed responsibility for the dastardly attack.
As the nation grieves for the families of the martyred soldiers, it has united to do their bit to support them. Now, Inayat Khan, an IAS officer in Bihar has set an example by adopting daughters of two martyrs. She will bear the educational expenses and other costs of Ratan Kumar Thakur and Sanjay Kumar Sinha’s daughters throughout their lives.
“I have directed officials to open an account to raise funds for families of two victims. Whatever amount will be collected by March 10, we will divide and give it to their families. I want to appeal to the people to contribute as much as you can so that we can stand by their families at a time when they need our support,” Inayat told a news agency.
The Bihar cadre 2012 batch IAS officer will also donate two days’ salary to the families of the two martyrs. Earlier, Khan, along with the District Magistrate staff, had paid tribute to CRPF jawans martyred in the Pulwama terror attack by observing a minute’s silence on February 16.