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CRPF jawan awarded PM's medal for life saving act at Vaishno Devi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A CRPF jawan, who saved the lives of Vaishno Devi pilgirms trapped in a landslide in 2016, has been posthumously decorated with the medal for life saving.

A for the paramilitary said of the 6th battalion of the force has been decorated with the Prime Minister's medal for "showing exemplary ideal of self-sacrifice in a life-threatening incident" on August 24, 2016.

Singh, deployed for frisking of pilgrims and others to the famous shrine that day, noticed some women pilgrims and their children trapped under a landslide even as few others present around were hit by flying stones and pebbles.

During this rescue bid, he said, Singh was hit by a falling boulder and later succumbed to grievous injuries, the said.

The (CRPF) is tasked to guard the cave shrine in of Reasi district of against terror and sabotage threats.

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First Published: Fri, June 08 2018. 13:55 IST