The stays of 39 Indian development employees captured and killed by the Islamic State group in northern Iraq had been handed over to Indian authorities in Baghdad and might be flown residence later Sunday.
In the meantime, Union minister of state for exterior affairs V Ok Singh left for Iraq on Sunday to carry again the mortal stays of the Indians, officers stated.
Indian ambassador Pradeep Singh Rajpurohit stated the our bodies had been taken to Baghdad Worldwide Airport and can be flown again on a army flight, arriving in India on Monday.
IS kidnapped and killed the employees shortly after seizing the northern metropolis of Mosul in the summertime of 2014. Iraqi authorities found the stays in a mass grave final 12 months after retaking Mosul, and positively recognized the our bodies final month.
Preparations in place to obtain our bodies in India
In Amritsar, authorities are making the required preparations to obtain the our bodies anticipated to reach by a particular plane Monday afternoon.
“All vital preparations have been made to move the mortal stays of 31 Indians killed in Iraq, who hail from totally different locations in Punjab and Himachal, to their native locations when the our bodies attain tomorrow,” Amritsar Deputy Commissioner Kamaldeep Singh Sangha stated Sunday.
Final month, exterior affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had informed Parliament that 40 Indians had been kidnapped by ISIS from Mosul in Iraq in June 2014, however one in every of them escaped posing as a Muslim from Bangladesh. The remaining 39 had been taken to Badoosh and killed, she had stated.
Of the Indian residents killed by the terrorist organisation, 27 belonged to Punjab whereas 4 hailed from Himachal Pradesh.
“As per the data we’ve obtained, the our bodies are anticipated to achieve the worldwide airport at Amritsar at round 1:30 pm tomorrow,” Sangha informed PTI over the telephone.
In response to the schedule, V Ok Singh will attain Amritsar adopted by Patna and Kolkata handy over our bodies to the relations, officers stated.
Sangha stated he held a gathering Saturday with varied stake-holders concerned within the technique of easy handing over of the our bodies to the relations. “Those that took half within the assembly included director of the Amritsar worldwide airport, officers of the customs, immigration, CISF, police, IAF and bureau of civil aviation,” he stated.
The Amritsar DC additionally spoke to his counterparts in different districts in Punjab and Himachal Pradesh.
Preparations for ambulances and different automobiles for ferrying the coffins to the native locations have been made by the respective district administration with all vital help prolonged by the authorities in Amritsar, he stated.
(with PTI inputs)