Govt announces rehab package for kin of martyred security personne

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New Delhi, Nov 29 (UNI) The government today announced rehabilitation package for the kin of security personnel who died fighting terrorists in Mumbai in last three days.

Making the announcement at the funeral of Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorist Squad chief Hemant Karkare in Mumbai, Petroleum Minister Murli Deora said families of the martyred personnel would be given retail outlets of petroleum products such as petrol, cooking gas, Compressed Natural Gas(CNG) or of kerosene.

These dealerships or agencies would be offered on the lines of those provided to the martyrs of Operation Vijay in Kargil and the Parliament attack,the Minister said.

Lauding their exemplary bravery and courage in defeating the nefarious designs of terrorists while neutralising Mumbai terror attack, Mr Deora said;"It is our national duty to take care of the dependents of our national heroes who have given their today to secure our tomorrow".

Equating the audacious terror attack with the Kargil intrusion, he said it was an attack on the country's sovereignty.

Fifteen policemen and two commandoes of national security guards, including an Army Major, were killed in anti-terror operations which lasted nearly 60 hours since Wednesday night.

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