Tribune News Service
Amritsar, May 28
MP Gurjeet Singh Aujla today met the family of martyr constable Lakhwinder Singh of 31st battalion CRPF at Helar village. Lakhwinder was part of the massive counterinsurgency operation against Naxals in Chattisgarh a few years ago. Several Maoist leaders were killed in that operation.
Lakhwinder’s bravery in this operation earned him President’s Police Gallantry Medal posthumously. He is survived by his wife and two kids.
His younger brother constable Gurdev Singh served in the 24 Punjab regiment. He was a part of anti-militancy operation in the Uri sector in 2004. He was awarded President’s Sena Medal in 2004. After the death of Lakhwinder, Gurdev contacted the MLA of the constituency and requested for a local job so that he may stay close to his family. After getting the nod, he resigned from the Army in 2013, but later, he didn’t get a positive response from the MLA, so he joined the Defence Security Corps in 2014. Gurdev has urged Aujla to arrange a job for the children of Lakhwinder. Aujla said he would take up the issue with the Chief Minister.