Guwahati, February 16, 2019
The tricolour-wrapped coffin arrived at the Lokpriya Gopinath Bordoloi International Airport, Guwahati at around 6:20 pm in a special Indian Air Force (IAF) plane on February 16th, 2019. The IAF had sent its C-17 aircraft to Srinagar from the Hindon Air Base to carry the mortal remains of CRPF personnel killed in the Pulwama terror attack.
Assam CM Sarbananda Sonowal with Assam ministers Himanta Biswa Sarma and Chandra Mohan Patwory and Mangaldoi MP Ramen Deka at the LGBI Airport. Photo: TIME8
Sonowal along with other leaders of the Assam BJP paid rich tributes to the martyr. The body of Basumatary will be taken to his village Kolbari village of Tamulpur in Baksa district of Assam. Basumatary is survived by his wife Sunmati and two children – Dhananjay and Didwm Shree.
The attack on a CRPF convoy in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district that killed more than 40 jawans on February 14th, 2019 is the biggest terror attack in the past five years. The Jaish suicide bomber, identified as Adil Ahmad Dar, rammed an SUV laden with over 250 kg of explosives into the CRPF bus carrying about 40 personnel.