PM visits widow of Kabul blast victim Brig. Mehta

July 11th, 2008 - 11:42 am ICT by IANS  

A file-photo of Manmohan Singh

Ghaziabad, July 11 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Friday offered his condolences to Sangeeta Mehta, widow of Brigadier R.D. Mehta, who was among the 54 people killed in the suicide bomb attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul Monday. Official sources said Sangeeta had been staying at her sister’s residence in the Vasundhara area of Ghaziabad since her husband died. Manmohan Singh visited the bereaved family at about 8.20 a.m. and was with them for around 15 minutes.

The five kilometre stretch from the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) camp in Indirapuram, where a helipad had been readied for the prime minister, to Vasundhara was heavily guarded and traffic diverted to other roads.

The Shiv Sena had Thursday announced that its activists will brandish black flags during Manmohan Singh’s visit to protest the construction of a transit camp for Haj pilgrims at Ghaziabad. However, strict security measures ensured no protester was able to come near the prime minister’s cavalcade.

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