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Govt announces Rs 46L compensation to jawan's family

January 14, 2013 18:09 IST

Union Minister Jitendra Singh on Monday met the family of martyred soldier Hemraj and announced that the government will provide Rs 46 lakh compensation to the slain jawan's kin.

Singh reached the house of Lance Naik Hemraj at the village, 160 km from Delhi and 50 km from Mathura, in the afternoon and spoke to the family.

"The government will give Rs 46 lakh. We are also talking to other ministries so that the family get a petrol pump," the minister of state for defence told reporters.

Condemning the beheading of Hemraj by Pakistani troops in strongest terms, Singh said the government demands that Pakistan should stop violating the ceasefire.

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