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GREF employee injured in Pakistani shelling in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch dies

GREF is part of the Border Roads Organisation, a division of the ministry of defence responsible for the upkeep of road network along India’s frontiers.

india Updated: Jun 02, 2017 12:17 IST
Ravi Krishnan Khajuria
Soldiers take position near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch after cross-border shelling from Pakistan, in this file photo from May 13.
Soldiers take position near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch after cross-border shelling from Pakistan, in this file photo from May 13.(PTI)

An employee of General Reserve Engineering Force (GREF), one of the five people who was injured in Pakistani shelling along the Line of Control (LoC) in Jammu and Kashmir’s Poonch district on Thursday, succumbed to his injuries on Friday morning, an official said.

Sub-divisional police officer Mendhar Riaz Tantray told the Hindustan Times Parvaiz Ahmed, who was working as a labourer with GREF, was injured in Thursday’s firing at Balnoi. Ahmed, a resident of Dara Dulian in Poonch, died at the Army Hospital in Rajouri at 5am, said Riaz.

The latest ceasefire violation on Thursday came after a lull of two weeks.

GREF is part of the Border Roads Organisation, a division of the ministry of defence responsible for the upkeep of road network along India’s frontiers.

Four civilians have been killed in Pakistani shelling in Nowshera and Krishna Ghati sectors of Rajouri and Poonch districts since May 1 when two Indian soldiers - JCO Paramjit Singh and BSF head constable Prem Sagar - were killed and beheaded by the neighbouring country’s rogue border action team in KG sector.

The killings triggered heavy exchanges between the two sides in the twin border districts of Rajouri and Poonch.

A 2003 ceasefire is regularly violated along the LoC and goes up in the summer as the snow melts and mountain passes open through which militants sneak into India. Pakistani troops give cover fire to infiltrators.