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Punjab CM announces Rs 50 lakh, govt job to kin of soldiers killed in J&K encounter

Last Updated on October 12, 2021 at 5:34 pm

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has announced an ex gratia grant of Rs 50 lakh and a government job to one member each of the families of three soldiers who lost their lives in an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Monday.

CM expressed his condolences with the families of the soldiers who lost their lives and CM said that their utmost dedication to defending the country’s unity and integrity and putting their lives at stake would inspire their fellow soldiers always.

The three Indian Army soldiers have been identified as Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh, Naik Mandeep Singh Vill and Sepoy Gajjan Singh who lost their lives in a gunfight.

As per reports, Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh of unit 4 Mech Infantry, (one Sikh), was from Village Mana Talwandi in district Kapurthala and is survived by his wife Sardarni Raj Kaur and daughter Samarjit Kaur.

Naik Mandeep Singh of 11 Sikhs was from Village Chhatha Shira, near Ghanike Bangar in district Gurdaspur and is survived by his wife Sardarni Mandeep Kaur and two sons. Sepoy Gajjan Singh of 23 SIKH who belonged to Village Pachranda, Nurpur Bedi in District Ropar is survived by his wife Sardarni Harpreet Kaur.