According to reports, he will first travel to Amritsar in Punjab to hand over 27 bodies, the maximum, to their families.
Singh, however said that mortal remains of only 38 Indians will be brought back to India, as a case remains pending. The former Army chief said that the families of the deceased have been informed about how the mortal remains would be handed over to them. Then, we will go to Kolkata to handover the two bodies there.
Gen. Singh will bring back the mortal remains of the slain Indian workers in a special plane.
A few days ago, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, had informed the Parliament that the 39 Indians, who went missing in Iraq's Mosul, were killed by the terror outfit IS in 2014.Читайте также: March For Our Lives: The Power Of Emma Gonzalez's Chilling Silence
The 39 bodies were earlier exhumed after deployment of deep-penetration radars at the hillock.
A group of Indian labourers, mostly from Punjab, Bihar and Himachal, was taken hostage by ISIS when it overran Iraq's second largest city Mosul in 2014.
In July a year ago, Swaraj had firmly said in the Parliament that she would not declare the 39 Indians dead without concrete proof or evidence. It was finally confirmed they were killed by the ISIS and buried under a hillock at Badosh near Mosul.
DNA testing by Martyrs Foundation established the identity of 38 Indians while there has been 70 per cent matching of the DNA for the 39th person, she had said.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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