THE BODY of late Lt Colonel Pankaj Jha arrived at the Raja Bhoj airport on Sunday evening by the regular `Indian’ flight to his inconsolable wife, mother, elder brother and other family members.
The body arrived at about 6.40 pm and his family members and army officers received it with full honours. The late army officer’s family members requested authorities to let them take the body home.
Army officers, however, could not accept their request saying the body had to be kept through the night as his cremation would be conducted on December 4.
The body, therefore, has been kept at the 3 EME centre mortuary so that army officers and well-wishers can pay their last homage to the departed soul.