|Sepoy||Sukhbir Singh 14367197 OR||Unit : 914 DSC Platoon||Award Date 08 Aug 97||Announced 26 Jan 99|
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Sukhbir Singh, was on the posted strength of 914 DSC Platoon attached to HQ CAU (U), AF since 05 Apr 97.
While on annual leave in his village Khandsa, Gurgaon (Haryana), Sepoy Sukhbir Singh noticed some thieves stealing items from the godowns of Jaipur Golden Transport Company by breaking the wall. He woke up his four brothers and a neighbour and armed with sticks. They all went to the site of the robbery. They surrounded the godown of the Transport Company as the thieves tried to escape in a Maruti Van. The criminals were brandishing knives and revolvers and warned Sepoy Sukhbir Singh and party not to interfere. Undeterred, Sukhbir Singh caught hold of the driver of the van. In the ensuing scuffle he was fired upon by another person sitting in the rear. The Sepoy was hit in the chest and fell to the ground, seriously wounded. He succumbed to the injury on the way to the hospital.
Sepoy Sukhbir Singh displayed valour in engaging the criminals with scant regard to his own safety and sacrificed his life to save the property which did not belong to him.
|Reference:||Notification No. 51-Pres/99 dated 26th January, 1999 published in Part 1, Section 1, Gazette of India dated 3rd April, 1999.|