ONI Bureau: Pradeep Kumar Panda of Liploi village in Rajgangpur of Sundergarh district, was among the 5 CRPF jawans martyred in Pulwama earlier today.
He was working with the 132 battalion of CRPF. Pradeep had joined the CRPF in 2006. He was initially injured when the JeM militants launched an attack on the CRPF training centre in Pulwama, but later succumbed to injuries.
CM Naveen Patnaik consoles the martyrdom of Pradeep Panda.
CM @Naveen_Odisha expressed deep grief at the death of five CRPF jawans including Odia jawan Pradeep Panda in terrorist attack in Kashmir. He saluted the valour of jawans who made supreme sacrifice for motherland. The CM conveyed heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) December 31, 2017
Other martyred Jawans have been identified as Sharief-ud-din Ganaie, Kuldip Roy, Taufail Ahmed and Rajendra Nain.