Amarinder Singh announces Rs 10 lakh compensation, govt job to family of slain army officer

Chandigarh: Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh on Wednesday announced Rs 10 lakh financial assistance to the family and a government job to the younger brother of Sepoy Jaspreet Singh who was killed in shelling by Pakistani forces on Tuesday.

File image of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh. AFP

File image of Punjab chief minister Amarinder Singh. AFP

The 24-year-old jawan, who was belonged to 8 Sikh Light Infantry regiment, was attached with Rashtriya Rifles at the time of his death in Naushera sector in Rajouri district.

The chief minister has sanctioned Rs 5 lakh as battle casualty compensation and another Rs 5 lakh as general compensation to the family of the martyred soldier, along with a job for his younger brother in the police department, an official spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Singh, a native of Moga, is survived by his parents and four siblings.

The spokesperson said that Rs 25,000 has also been given to the family for cremation related expenses.

"The job for Jaspreet's younger brother is being provided under the honour and gratitude scheme of the Punjab Government," he said.

Updated Date: Jul 19, 2017 22:31 PM

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