Adityanath announces ex-gratia for BSF personnel's family

ANI | Updated: Jan 20, 2018 13:04 IST

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 20 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced an ex-gratia compensation of Rs. 25 lakh for the family of killed Border Security Force (BSF) Head Constable Jagpal Singh.

Singh lost his life in firing from across the border by Pakistan Rangers in Jammu and Kashmir's Samba Sector yesterday.

On Friday, an Army soldier, Jagpal Singh and two civilians were killed while 11 others were injured in unprovoked mortar shelling and small arms firing along the International Border and the Line of Control.

Following the cross-border firing incident, Pakistan's Deputy High Commissioner Syed Haider Shah was summoned by Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and conveyed the Indian government's grave concern over continued ceasefire violations and deliberate targeting of innocent civilians by Pakistani forces. (ANI)