The bodies of five jawans from Bihar, martyred in the Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh's Sukma on April 24, arrived at Patna airport at around 7 pm on Tuesday.
In the adjacent building of Bihar State Road Development Corporation, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Tejaswi Yadav were attending the 8th Foundation Day event of the corporation.
In order to allow Nitish's cavalcade to pass through, the vehicles carrying the bodies of martyrs were held inside the airport for a few minutes. The vehicles left the airport only after Nitish's cavalcade left.
However, the moment the vehicles started coming out from the exit gate of the airport, Nitish Kumar's cavalcade from the adjacent building also came out as the event got over there.
After Patna DM and SSP paid tributes to the martyrs at the airport, the bodies were dispatched in various vehicles to Bhojpur, Darbhanga, Sheikhpura, Danapur and Vaishali.