Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today expressed deep condolences over the death of Odia jawan Ajit Kumar Sahoo in terrorist attack. The CM also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 25 lakh to the kin of the martyr.
The amount will be given from the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF).
“Deeply saddened by the martyrdom of Odia Jawan Ajit Kumar Sahoo in an encounter with militants in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir. Salute to the supreme sacrifice of the brave soldier; my thoughts and prayers are with the bereaved family,” the CM tweeted.
Sahu was martyred in an IED blast by terrorists in Pulwama district of Jammu and Kashmir.
He belongs to Badasuala village in Kamakhyanagar block of Dhenkanal district in Odisha. He had joined the Indian Army in 2015.