Punjab CM Amarinder announces monthly pension for kin of martyred CRPF personnel

Ropar, Feb 17 : Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Sunday met the bereaved parents of CRPF martyr Constable Kulwinder Singh at their village in Anandpur Sahib in Ropar.

Captain Amarinder Singh announced special monthly pension of Rs 10,000 per month to his parents for life since they had no other children and the deseased was unmarried.

Martyr parents (either or surviving parents) will also be given Rs 7 lakh ex-gratia and Rs 5 lakh cash in lieu of land of which the family is entitled to, as the deceased soldier had no children whom we could provide job.

Chief Minister said that local school and link road connecting the village to Anandpur Sahib would be named after the martyred CRPF constable.

Kulwinder Singh was among the 40 CRPF personnel who lost their lives in a suicide attack by a Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorist on Thursday afternoon in Awantipora’s Lethpora area.

The suicide bomber, who belonged to Pulwama in Jammu and Kashmir, rammed his car into one of the buses of CRPF ‘s 78-bus convoy.

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