Bodies of 38 Indians to be brought from Iraq on Monday

A kite flies during a 2011 protest against U.S. wars in Iraq and beyond

Sources have informed that the delegation will first go to Punjab and then visit West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh and Bihar to handover the mortal remains to their relatives.

Also a former Army chief, Singh said that the families of the deceased have been informed about how the mortal remains would be handed over to them.

Singh is slated to leave for Baghdad in a special C-17 plane at around 11 am on Sunday.

Sangha also added that according to the information they have received, the bodies are expected to reach the worldwide airport in Amritsar at around 1:30 pm Tuesday.

"I am leaving for Iraq, will be getting back mortal remains of the 39 Indians".

Earlier on Saturday, Singh said that the legal procedures of obtaining the mortal remains of the 39 Indians killed in Iraq had been completed and New Delhi was waiting for Baghdad to give the green signal.

"I will be flying straight to Amritsar followed by Patna and Kolkata", he said.

Sushma Swaraj informed the Rajya Sabha members in the Parliament that the 39 Indian nationals, who went missing in Mosul in 2014, were killed by the terror outfit Islamic State (IS). "We can't bring the mortal remains of Raju Yadav but we will bring rest of the five to Patna".

The group of Indian labourers, mostly from Punjab, was taken hostage by ISIS when it overran Iraq's second largest city Mosul in 2014.

The union minister had left for Mosul on Sunday afternoon. The remaining 39 were taken to Badoosh and killed, she had said.

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