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Yogi Adityanath announces aid for kin of BSF jawan killed in Pakistani firing

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 25 lakh for the wife and parents of BSF head constable Jagpal Singh who died due to injuries sustained in cross-border firing in Jammu and Kashmir.

india Updated: Jan 20, 2018 15:26 IST
Press Trust of India
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Head constable Jagpal Singh died after being injured in firing by Pakistan. (ANI)

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath announced financial aid of Rs 20 lakh on Saturday for the wife and Rs 5 lakh for the parents of a BSF jawan killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistan, an official said.

BSF head constable Jagpal Singh (49), a resident of Bulandshahr district of the state, succumbed to injuries sustained during cross-border firing in Samba sector along the international border in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday.

UP transport minister Swatantra Dev Singh will visit the residence of the deceased on Saturday to express condolences to the family on behalf of the chief minister, an official spokesman said.

Jagpal Singh, posted with the Alpha company of the 173rd Battalion of the force deployed for guarding the border, had joined the BSF in 1988. He is survived by a daughter and a son.

Four people, including a BSF jawan, were injured after Pakistan violated the ceasefire for the third consecutive day on Saturday in three districts of Jammu and Kashmir along the border, officials said.

Two jawans and as many civilians were killed and 35 others injured in mortar shelling by Pakistani troops on civilian areas and BoPs along the border and the LoC in four districts on Friday.

First Published: Jan 20, 2018 15:25 IST