Kejriwal announces Rs 1 crore compensation to slain Delhi cop

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Delhi CM announces highest compensation
New Delhi, Jan 1: After assuming office as the Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal said that he wanted to do a lot within 48 hours and seems like he has already managed to create an impact, by keeping two of his promises- slashing power tariff by half and providing free water in Delhi.

On Monday Kejriwal granted Rs one crore to the family of a Delhi Police constable, who was beaten to death by suspected liquor mafia in the capital last week. The compensation is said to be one of the highest so far in the country.

The highest compensation paid by the Centre and the state government put together amounts to Rs 38 lakhs, which was paid to the families of CRPF jawans, who were killed in an Naxal attack in Dantewada in 2010.

Kumar was beaten to death by suspected liquor mafia

Vinod Kumar, was killed last week after he accompanied a team of excise department officials during a raid in Delhi, where he was attacked with hockey sticks and sharp weapons. He succumbed to injuries on the way to the hospital.

Kejriwal in a letter to Kumar's wife said that he would like to visit her personally but could not do so due to his ill health. "We are with you in this moment of grief," he wrote. Delhi Government officials confirmed that compensation of Rs one crore announced by the Chief Minister was the highest for such cases in recent times.

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