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PULWAMA TERROR ATTACK ₹5 lakh cheque handed over to slain Moga CRPF man’s kin

cities Updated: Feb 14, 2020 23:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Moga
Students pay tribute to the martyred CPPF jawans, who lost their lives in a suicide bomber attack in Pulwama last year, at a school in Amritsar on Friday.
Students pay tribute to the martyred CPPF jawans, who lost their lives in a suicide bomber attack in Pulwama last year, at a school in Amritsar on Friday.(Sameer Sehgal/HT)

A year after Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) head constable Jaimal Singh died in the Pulwama terror attack, the district administration, on behalf of the state government, handed over a cheque for ₹5 lakh to his family on the occasion of his first death anniversary at a gurdwara in Kot Isse Khan town of the district on Friday.

Jaimal, a resident of Ghalauti village in Moga district, was driving the CRPF bus that was blown up by terrorists on February 14, 2019.

The government had promised monetary aid of ₹12 lakh to the family, but gave ₹7 lakh. Additional deputy commissioner Subhash Chander gave the cheque for the remaining amount to Jaimal’s wife Sukhjit Kaur on Friday.

Officials also handed over a cheque for ₹43,750, a part of the contribution of one-day salary donated by Punjab ministers, MLAs and IAS officers’ Association to the family.

Paying homage to the CRPF man, the ADC assured every possible help from the district administration and the Punjab government to his family. Meanwhile, on the request by the family, the job to be given to a family member has been reserved for Jaimal’s six-year-old son Gurparkash.

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