Minister to bring 38 bodies from Iraq today

Minister to bring 38 bodies from Iraq today

Minister to bring 38 bodies from Iraq today

After coming back, Mr Singh will first go to Amritsar followed by Patna and Kolkata to hand over bodies to their relatives, official sources said.

The Indian embassy in Iraq, along with departments in Iraq, is working with the certification and documentation process of the mortal remains of the 39 Indians, and the same will be completed by Sunday. The minister has confirmed that the families of the deceased have been informed.

"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 said.

"I am leaving for Iraq, will be getting back mortal remains of the 39 Indians".

He had further said that the mortal remains of all Indians would be handed over to their families, who are in different states in India. "They will not have to come to the airport", General Singh had said.

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Deep penetration radars were used to establish that the mound indeed was a mass grave, she had said, adding the Indian authorities requested their Iraqi counterpart to exhume the bodies. The Punjab government has deputed Local Bodies minister Navjot Sidhu to receive the mortal remains at the airport.

Of the 39 who died, 27 are from Punjab, four from Himachal Pradesh, two from West Bengal and six from Bihar.

Earlier, Swaraj had told Parliament last month that all the 39 Indians, abducted by the ISIS in Iraq in 2014, had been killed and their bodies recovered.

In July previous year, Swaraj had firmly said in the Parliament that she would not declare the 39 Indians dead without concrete proof or evidence.

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