Taking a front with the terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch on Monday, the Punjab government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh and a job for the families of the martyred soldiers. According to information received by the Punjab government, Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi has given an ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh to the bereaved family of Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh, Naik Mandeep Singh and Sepoy Gajan Singh who lost their lives in an encounter with terrorists in Poonch. Announcement of giving government job to one member of
Five Army personnel, including a ‘Junior Commissioned Officer’ (JCO), were killed in an encounter between security forces and terrorists in a counter-terrorism operation in Poonch district. A Defense Department spokesman said the militants opened heavy fire on the security forces, injuring a JCO and four other jawans seriously. All five soldiers later died during treatment at a nearby military hospital.
CM Charanjit Singh Channi announces ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakhs & a government job to one member of the bereaved family of Naib Subedar Jaswinder Singh, Naik Mandeep Singh & Sepoy Gajjan Singh, who sacrificed their lives in a gunfight with terrorists in Poonch (J&K) ): Govt of Punjab
— ANI (@ANI) October 11, 2021
At the same time, two terrorists were killed and a policeman was injured in encounters with security forces in Anantnag and Bandipora districts on Monday. Security forces launched a cordon and search operation at Khagund in Verinag area of Anantnag district after receiving information about the presence of terrorists, a police official said. The operation turned into an encounter as the terrorists opened fire on the security forces. The force also gave a befitting reply to the firing.