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Gadkari, Sushma visit martyr Hemraj's kin in Mathura

Monday, 14 January 2013 - 3:24pm IST | Place: MathuraNew Delhi | Agency: ANI

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is also expected to visit the family today.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Nitin Gadkari along with senior leader Sushma Swaraj met the family members of martyr Lance Naik Hemraj Singh here on Monday

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is also expected to visit the family today.

Hemraj's family have refused to end their indefinite fast seeking the return of his severed head.

Hemraj's wife Dharamvati, mother Meena and cousin Narendra have taken nothing but intravenous fluid as their condition deteriorated while doctors kept a close watch and examined them at regular intervals

At the village, 160km far from Delhi and 50 km from Mathura, a large number of police personnel were deployed and almost the whole village had assembled near the house

General Bikram Singh today said he will meet the family of Hemraj Singh.

"I will go. 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 told media in Delhi

On bringing back the head of Lance Naik Hemraj, General Singh said that the matter is being pursued through the diplomatic channel, adding that the matter has been conveyed at Director General of Military Operation (DGMO) level

Asserting that Pakistan had pre-planned the whole operation, General Singh said that the beheading and the mutilation of the bodies of two Indian jawans along the LoC was against all rules of engagement, gruesome and unpardonable

Lance Naik Hemraj and Lance Naik Sudhakar Singh were killed by infiltrating Pakistani soldiers in Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on January 8

Their bodies were found mutilated, sparking a diplomatic face-off between India and Pakistan and tension along the Line of Control that separates the two countries

Pakistan has denied India's claim that its troops crossed the Line of Control to ambush a patrol party in the Mendhar sector in Poonch district.

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