Rs 6.75 cr for dependents of 114 deceased J

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Srinagar, Sep 14 (UNI) An amount of Rs 6.75 crore has been released in favour of next of kin of 114 Jammu and Kashmir police personnel, who died during service.

The amount was released out of Contributory Police Welfare Fund by police chief Kuldeep Khoda.

The deceased policemen included legal heirs of 8 police personnel, who laid down their lives fighting militancy in the state during the current year.

Releasing the amount, the DGP here today said that several measures have been initiated for the welfare of the families and dependents of police personnel.

He said attention is paid to the dependents and legal heirs of such personnel who sacrifice their lives for the integrity of the state and complete restoration of peace and normalcy.

He made a special mention of the efforts made to ensure that wards of police personnel receive quality education.

Mr Khoda said police has a vital job of safeguarding the life and property of people and urged police personnel to deal with public in a professional manner.

He said every effort should be made so that innocents are not put to inconvenience while maintaining law and order and advised all the ranks particularly the field functionaries to maintain cordial relations with the public and earn their good will.

This, he said, would go a long way to curb crime in the society.

The DGP also released ex-gratia relief to the tune of Rs 77 lakh in favour of next of kin 38 police personnel who laid their lives during militancy related operations in the state.

Additional ex-gratia of Rs 54 lakh has been sanctioned for 18 police personnel, while Rs 4.60 lakh have been sanctioned in favour of 28 police personnel injured during militancy operations across the state.

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