Samba, January 05: A pall of gloom descended at native village Jakh Chandi in Vijaypur tehsil of Samba district when the mortal remains of martyr Mool Raj were consigned to flames on Monday who attained martyrdom at Pathankot Army Hospital, a day ago.
The martyr was presented a guard of honour by reversing the weapons. The Army was represented by Yashpal Singh, Brigadier, 92 Infantry Brigade and Minister of Industries and Commerce Chander Parkash Ganga, SSP Samba, Joginder Singh and other military, civil and police officers made their presence.
Almost every resident of his village and the neighbouring ones came to the funeral procession to pay their last respects to him. Tears flowed from their eyes when the slogans of “Mool Raj Amar Rahay” and “Jab Tak Sooraj Chand Rahay Ga, Mool Raj Tera Naam Rehay Ga” filled the air as the pyre was lit by his son, Ashish.