J&K floods exclusive: Administrative officers in Poonch demanding 'bribe' from flood victims

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Srinagar, Sept 12: As many parts of Jammu and Kashmir have been devastated in floods, many have lost their lives and those who survived have nothing left to lost, as their belongings and homes have been washed away, in the tragic nature's fury.

The army and IAF officials are leaving no stone unturned in ensuring the rescue and relief operations and in saving the stranded people's lives.

At the same time, a shameful incident has come to light that the state administrative officers are 'rubbing salt on the wounds of flood-hit victims'.

When OneIndia contacted to some residents of Poonch district of Jammu through phone, then a shocking truth was revealed.

One of the victim said that "in return of compensation, the officials are asking for 'bribe' from them."

The state government has been told to utilise Rs 1,100 crore of State Disaster Relief Fund (SDRF) which has 90 percent of grant from the Centre.

Another victim told OneIndia on the condition of anonymity, "When I approached officials regarding the monetary compensation, they asked me to give 50 percent of the fund."

Many others like him have been asked by the officials to give them 50 percent bribe from their compensation.

When we tried to contact the concerned officials asking for their reaction, they could not be contacted.

Due to the irregularities in granting the compensation, many flood victims are running from pillar to post.

Besides the Central government aid, many state governments have announced crores of financial assistance to the flood-hit Jammu & Kashmir.

OneIndia News

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