Bengaluru: House of NSG commando who lost his life in Pathankot attack marked for demolition


New Delhi: A portion of residence of National Security Guard (NSG) commando Lieutenant Colonel Niranjan Kumar, who was martyred in the Pathankot terror attack in January, was demolished in an anti-encroachment drive in Karnataka capital Bengaluru on Thursday.

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The demolition drive by Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has been undertaken to get rid of the encroachment on storm water drains in the city.

Besides Kumar's home, 1100 more residences have been marked for the demolition drive. Home owners are upset with S Siddaramaiah government’s decision and have slammed it. The areas where demolition drive is being carried out are Averi Sringeri Nagar, Kasavanahalli and Shivanahalli.

Niranjan`s brother Shashank asserted that it is definitely not a good thing and a shame to the country to see a national hero`s house being demolished."It is very hard for us to digest this because we have lost our brother in Pathankot attack and now we are seeing the house is being demolished. And it is not a good thing to see our national hero`s house being demolished. I would request to stop this demolition for good purpose because Niranjan has died for the country and if is going to happen this way then it is a shame for the country," Shashank told media here.

Lt Col Niranjan, a member of the NSG's Bomb Disposal Squad, was killed while he was defusing the grenade at the scene of the terror attack as part of the combing operations that continued through the night.