Chandigarh : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh has announced Rs. 10 lakhs in compensation for the family and a police job for the younger brother of Indian Army martyr Jaspreet Singh, who was killed in the Naushera sector of Jammu & Kashmir.
Sepoy Jaspreet, aged 24, was killed during ceasefire violation by Pakistan on Tuesday night. He belonged to 8 Sikh LI regiment and was attached with Rashtriya Rifles at the time of this tragic death.
An official spokesperson said that the chief minister had 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. Jaspreet, a native of Moga, is survived by two brothers and two sisters.
The spokesperson said besides Rs. 10 lakh (ex-gratia plus payment in lieu of plot), Rs. 25000 has been given to the family for the cremation of the martyr. The job for the younger brother is being provided under the Honour and Gratitude Scheme of the Punjab Government.