Indian Army Chief Gen Bikram Singh to meet martyr Lance
Lucknow: Army Chief Bikram Singh is likely to meet on Tuesday the family of Lance Naik Hemraj Singh, who was killed by Pakistani troops near the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on January 08. “I will go. They are my people. Tomorrow is Army Day, I will send my senior officer there. I will definitely go. Let this event, the Army Day, be over, I will definitely go and meet the family. If that is the demand, I shall be there,” General Singh had said on Monday.
The family, which called off its six-day-old hunger strike yesterday after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav visited them and promised to fulfill their demands, had earlier demanded that they would call off the fast if the Army Chief visits them and assures that Hemraj’s severed head will be brought back.- Agencies