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Army pays tribute to soldier killed in Kashmir road accident

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Srinagar, Mar 29, CNS: Army today paid tribute to the slain soldier Hira Kant Jha who was killed while performing highway protection duties in South Kashmir’s Pulwama District.

   In a solemn ceremony at BB Cantt, Maj Gen SK Sharma, Chief of Staff, Chinar Corps and all ranks, paid homage to the slain soldier.

      Naib Subedar Hira Kant Jha was part of a road clearance team and sustained injuries when a private truck veered off the road and collided with the Army vehicle coming from the opposite direction in Chackot area of Awantipora in Pulwama district on Monday.

He was provided immediate first aid and evacuated to 92 Base Hospital and had been in ICU where he succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.

Slain Hira Kant Jha, was 45 years old and had joined the Army in 1991. He belonged to Village Brahman Toli of Nowhatta Tehsil in Saharsa District, Bihar and is survived by his wife and two sons. (CNS)