Bodies of 38 Indians killed in Iraq to arrive Tuesday

Bodies of 38 Indians killed in Iraq to arrive Tuesday

Bodies of 38 Indians killed in Iraq to arrive Tuesday

The government is awaiting a nod from Baghdad ambassador, for Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh to fly to Iraq to bring the mortal remains of Indians, who were killed by ISIS in Mosul. His first stop on the way back would be Amritsar where 27 bodies of victims from Punjab and four from Himachal Pradesh would be handed over to their relatives. "I am going to Mosul to get mortal remains of 38 Indians; we would not get one man's remains as his case is still pending", Singh told ANI. Will return to Amritsar, then Kolkata and then Patna.

Minister of State for External Affairs Vijay Kumar Singh, who has flown to Iraq, saluted the remains at the airport as workers loaded the caskets on the aircraft.

Sangha also added that according to the information they have received, the bodies are expected to reach the worldwide airport in Amritsar at around 1:30 pm Tuesday.

The director of the Amritsar global airport, officials of the customs, immigration, Central Industrial Security Force, police, Indian Air Force officials and other members of the bureau of civil aviation held a meeting Sunday to ensure a smooth progress of the handing over of the bodies.

He said, "I am leaving for Iraq, will be getting back mortal remains of the 39 Indians. We can't bring the mortal remains of Raju Yadav but we will bring rest of the five to Patna".

One of them escaped the clutches of Islamic State by posing as a Muslim from Bangladesh.

The remaining 39 Indians were taken to Badoosh and killed, she had said.

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