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Posted at: Oct 12, 2018, 1:00 AM; last updated: Oct 12, 2018, 1:00 AM (IST)

Army gives Rs 7-lakh ex gratia to porter hurt in mine blast

Shyam Sood

Rajouri, October 11

The Army has come to the rescue of a porter who had lost his right leg in a mine blast near a forward post along the Line of Control in Rajouri district.

Khalid Hussain, a resident of Challas village in Rajouri, was on Thursday presented a cheque of Rs 7,36,215 by the Army at a function at the headquarters of the 2 Sikh unit.

Colonel Kulbhusan S Chib, Commanding Officer, 2 Sikh unit, Lt Col Siddhartha, AQMG, Headquarters, 120 Infantry Brigade, and former sarpanches, including Raj Kumar, Khaliq Ahmed and Yash Pal, were present at the function.

“The Army has made a sincere effort and provided timely relief to the victim. It is a commendable initiative,” said one of the sarpanches.

Hussain was critically injured on January 9 this year when he inadvertently stepped on an abandoned landmine while on way to a forward post. He was rushed to Army Hospital in Rajouri after initial treatment.

He was engaged as a porter and carried store items to forward posts from the base camp at Bharat Gala in the Keri sector of Rajouri.

An Army spokesman said: “In addition to providing life-saving treatment to Khalid Hussain, the Army relentlessly pursued his case and provided him compensation within a year.”


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