Martyred NSG commando Lt. Col. Niranjan laid to rest

Tuesday, Jan 5, 2016,13:03 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Palakkad | Nation paid tributes to the martyred NSG commando officer E.K. Niranjan, who was killed in the terrorist attack in Pathankot Indian Air Force base.

The mortal remains of Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan was laid to rest near his ancestral home at Elambulassery in Mannarkkad taluk Tuesday in the presence of his relatives, countrymen, political leaders, government officials and security forces.

Lt. Col. Niranjan was given full defense, state honours.

Kerala Home Minister Ramesh Chennithala attended the cremation.

34-year-old Niranjan, head of the elite bomb squad of the NSG, was killed while defusing an IED found on the body of a dead terrorist.

Earlier, thousands paid their last respects to Niranjan, whose body was kept at KUP School there for public to pay homage.

Soldiers from all three defense services offered salute to the martyred commando.