Sunday 17 October, 2021 | PNS | Dehradun
Subedar Ajay Rautela became the third casualty from Uttarakhand in the Poonch encounter of Jammu and Kashmir. On Saturday Rautela was reported dead in the encounter. The martyr is a native of Rampur Khedi village of Narendra Nagar block of Tehri district. His family presently resides in Clement town area of Dehradun. Rautela is survived by his wife and three sons. Two Jawans of Garhwal Rifles, Rifleman Vikram Singh Negi (26 years), a resident of Narendra Nagar Tehri and Rifleman Yogembar Singh (27 years) of Pokhari, Chamoli district were reported dead in Poonch encounter with terrorists on Friday.
The encounter between the security personnel and heavily armed terrorists broke out along the Line of Control (LoC) in Mendhar sub division of Poonch district of Jammu and Kashmir.
The speaker of Uttarakhand assembly Premchand Agarwal has expressed deep sorrow and grief on the martyrdom of Rautela. He said that the Jawans of Uttarakhand have sacrificed their lives for the country and their martyrdom would not be wasted.