Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi on Monday announced ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh and government job to one member of the bereaved families of Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh Sena Medal, Naik Mandeep Singh and Sepoy Gajjan Singh, who were martyred during an encounter with terrorists in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir.
Extending his sympathies with the bereaved families of the brave soldiers, Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi said their utmost dedication to defend the country’s unity and integrity while putting their lives at stake would inspire their fellow soldiers.
Notably, Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh hailed from Mana Talwandi village in Kapurthala district. He is survived by his wife Raj Kaur and daughter Samarjit Kaur.
Naik Mandeep Singh belonged to Chhatha Shira village in Gurdaspur district and is survived by wife Mandeep Kaur and two sons aged three years and two-month-old.
Sepoy Gajjan Singh hailed from Pachranda village, Nurpur Bedi, Ropar district. He had got married a few months ago.
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The soldiers were killed in an encounter that broke out during an anti-insurgency operation in the Poonch sector of Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. Among the deceased were four Army jawans and one Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO).
The operation was launched in a village close to DKG in Surankote in the early hours following intelligence inputs about the presence of terrorists.