Chandigarh, Oct 29 – Haryana Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Lal has described the killing of soldier Mandeep Singh of the 17th Sikh Regiment, in an encounter with terrorists in the Machil sector in Kashmir's Kupwara along the Line of Control on Friday night, as a cowardly act by the terrorists.
Mandeep Singh hailed from village Aantehri in district Kurukshetra of Haryana.
In a condolence message issued here today, the Chief Minister said that such nefarious designs of evil forces would not succeed. The martyrdom of Mandeep Singh would inspire many others to protect our motherland.
The Chief Minister said that a financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh would be given to the next of kin of Mandeep Singh. The Chief Minister also conveyed his heartfelt condolences to the members of the bereaved family and prayed that his soul might rest in peace.