Jawan ‘missing’ at Chinese border post for 14 days | Dehradun News

DEHRADUN: Prakash Singh Rana, 34, a jaw of 7 Indian Army Garhwal Rifles, has been missing for two weeks and his family does not know his whereabouts.
The soldier’s wife, Mamta Rana, related it TOI“We last spoke to each other on May 27th. He texted me on May 28th that he was fine. Chinese border in Arunachal Pradesh.”
She added that some senior Garhwal Rifles officials had spoken to her since May 29, but there was still no sign of her missing husband.
“Both my son and daughter keep asking about their father, but I don’t have the answer to their questions,” Mamta Rana said, fighting back tears.
The couple’s 10-year-old son is a Grade VII student, while their seven-year-old daughter is in Grade II. The family is originally from Ukhimath in Rudraprayag and has been living in Dehradun since 2019.
Prakash Singh Rana last returned home in November last year and spent about two months with his family. He left for his post on January 23 of this year.
Meanwhile, Sahaspur-based BJP MLA Sahdev Pundhir visited Rana’s home on Friday and assured family members that he would raise the matter with the government as a matter of priority.
Pundhir met state cabinet ministers on Saturday and also briefed Union Defense Secretary Ajay Bhatt on the missing soldier.
Speak with TOI Late Saturday night, Ajay Bhatt said that “the government and army are aware of the matter and are taking all necessary steps”.
“With the help of local authorities in Arunachal Pradesh, efforts to locate the Jawan continue,” said the Union Minister.

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