Government sanctions Rs 4 lakh each to families of 7 militancy victims

Srinagar, Apr 9: Authorities in north Kashmir's Baramulla district have sanctioned an amount of Rs 28 lakh as compensation to the families of seven persons killed in militancy-related incidents.

The District Level Screening-cum-Consultative Committee (DLSCC) meeting was held under the chairmanship of Baramulla District Magistrate Yasha Mudgal yesterday, an official spokesman said here today.

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He said the committee sanctioned Rs 28 lakh in favour of seven militancy related victims as cash compensation, at the rate of Rs four lakh, to next of kin of the deceased persons. Two appointment cases were also sanctioned on the spot, the spokesman said.

The committee took up 17 cases, out of which nine were settled on the spot, while the other cases were referred to concerned agencies for re-verification, he added.


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