Punjab CM announces govt job to family member of martyred soldiers
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced ex-gratia of Rs. 50 lakh, along with a government job each to a family member of Sepoy Satwinder Singh and Sepoy Lakhveer Singh of 4 Sikh Light Infantry unit. The two brave soldiers lost their lives in the line of duty on July 22, 2020.
The Chief Minister also paid rich tributes to the martyred soldiers and extended his solidarity with their families. The soldiers were part of a patrol party in area near Line of Actual Control with China in Arunachal Pradesh on July 22. While crossing a log bridge on a fast flowing Nala in High Altitude area, they fell down and were swept away while trying to save each other. Search and rescue operations are in progress to trace the body of Sep Satwinder Singh.
The body of Sep. Lakhveer Singh was recovered yesterday. Sepoy Lakhveer Singh hailed from Village Demru Khurd in tehsil Bagha Purana of Moga district and is survived by his wife Namdeep Kaur. Sep. Satwinder Singh, a native of village Kutna in Barnala District, is survived by his parents.