YS Jagan Mohan Reddy said the soldier had fought and laid down his life for national security, and that the sacrifice was incomprehensible
YS Jagan Mohan Reddy, the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, on Friday, announced ex-gratia of Rs 50 lakh to the kin of a soldier who died during an infiltration bid by militants in Sundarbani area of Jammu.
Jawan Jashwant Reddy, a resident of Dariwada Kottapalam, Bapatla Mandal, Guntur district, who laid down his life during an attack by militants, will be remembered, according to Chief Minister YS Reddy.
He said that he had fought and laid down his life for national security and that the sacrifice was incomprehensible. He praised the soldier for his bravery.
“The bravery and sacrifice of our jawan Jashwant Reddy of Bapatla who laid down his life in Kashmir for national security are memorable. Expressing deep condolences to the family of Jaswant Reddy, the state government is providing financial assistance of Rs 50 lakh to the family during this difficult time,” the CM YS Reddy said in a tweet, posted in Hindi.
Jawan Jaswant Reddy’s body reached the hometown on Saturday morning, with the authorities making all preparations for the funeral with Army paraphernalia at the Kottapalam Cemetery in Bapatla, Guntur district.
Pertinently, a Junior Commissioned Officer (JCO) of the Indian Army, a soldier, and two militants were killed after the Army foiled an infiltration bid in Dadal village of Sunderbani area of Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.
An Army JCO, Naib Subedar Sreejith M and Sepoy Maruprolu Jaswanth Reddy received fatal injuries and subsequently succumbed to their injuries.