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Captain Amarinder extends condolences to families of 4 Punjab martyrs of Galwan valley clash, announces compensation and job for next of kin

By Rajan Nath -- June 18, 2020 10:15 am -- Updated:June 18, 2020 10:16 am

Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh extended his heartfelt condolences to the families of the 4 Punjab martyrs of the Galwan Valley clash. Likewise, he announced an ex-gratia compensation, along with a government job to a next of kin of the deceased.

The Chief Minister expressed grief and shock at a violent clash between India and China in the Galwan Valley of Eastern Ladakh, which had wiped out the lives of these four brave men, whose sacrifice for the nation would not be forgotten.

The loss suffered by the families could not be compensated with material things, but the compensation and the jobs would help alleviate some of their sufferings, said Captain Amarinder. Similarly, he paid his tributes to the 4 men who lost their lives in the violent clash near the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.

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The Chief Minister said that cabinet ministers would represent the state government at the martyrs’ funerals, which will be held with full Army honours in their native villages. He directed the respective district administrations to make all arrangements, befitting the occasion, for receiving the bodies of the fallen soldiers.

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While one family member each would be given a government job in all the four cases, the families of Naib Subedar Mandeep Singh and Naib Subedar Satnam Singh will be given Rs 12 lakh compensation each in line with the government policy, on account of their married status. Mandeep Singh hailed from a village Seel of Rajpura Tehsil in district Patiala, and Satnam Singh from village Bhoj Raj, Tehsil Gurdaspur.

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The families of the two unmarried martyrs, Sepoy Gurtej Singh of Bire Wala Dogra village, Tehsil Budhladha, District Mansa, and Sepoy Gurbinder Singh s/o Labh Singh, VPO, Tolawal District Sangrur, will be given Rs 10 lakh each as compensation (Rs 5 lakh as an ex-gratia and Rs 5 lakh in lieu of land). Sepoy Gurbinder Singh belonged to the 3 Punjab regiment.

-PTC News

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