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Punjab CM announces Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia, govt job to next of kin of soldier killed in landmine blast

Chandigarh, October 31

Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Sunday introduced an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh and a authorities job to the subsequent of kin of Sepoy Manjit Singh, who died in a landmine explosion throughout patrolling close to the Line of Management (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir.

Extending his sympathies, Channi stated Singh’s utmost dedication to defend the nation’s unity and integrity by sacrificing his life would ever encourage his fellow troopers to carry out their duties with way more devotion and dedication.

Singh, who died in Jammu and Kashmir’s Rajouri district, hailed from Khera Kotli village in Punjab’s Hoshiarpur district.

He’s survived by his dad and mom, 4 sisters and a brother, an official assertion issued right here stated.

Lieutenant Rishi Kumar had additionally died on this landmine explosion close to the LoC.

“Two courageous sons of India Lt. Rishi Kumar and Sepoy Manjit Singh acquired martyred in an explosion close to LoC. The nation will stay endlessly indebted to their supreme sacrifices,” Channi stated in a tweet.

“The sacrifices made upholding the sovereignty and integrity of the nation are supreme most. Eternally, we stay indebted,” he stated in one other tweet.

Earlier, a wreath laying ceremony was held on Sunday for the 2 military personnel, officers stated.

After the ceremony held at a garrison in Rajouri city at round 2 pm, the mortal stays of Lieutenant Kumar and Sepoy Singh have been dispatched to their dwelling cities in Bihar and Punjab for final rites, they stated.

The 2 troopers have been killed and one other critically injured when a landmine exploded close to a ahead publish in Kalal space of Nowshera sector on Saturday.

The officers stated the our bodies have been delivered to the military camp the place a wreath laying ceremony was organised to pay homage to them. PTI

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