Militancy Victim’s Kin Get Ex-Gratia Relief 21 Years After Death

Jammu: The LG administration has released an ex-gratia relief to the family of a civilian shot dead by militants in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir 21 years ago.

Deputy Commissioner Reasi Charandeep Singh released ex gratia relief totalling Rs 4.82 lakh, approved by a district-level screening-cum-coordination committee, in favour of the six militancy victims.

A sum of Rs 1 lakh was given to the next of kin of Nazir Ahmed of HariWalla Thuroo who was killed by militants in 2000, officials said. Besides it, Rs 0.75 lakh in favour of Mushtaq Ahmed, Rs 0.75 lakh for Mir Hussain, Rs 0.70 lakh for Abdul Rashid and Rs 0.625 lakh in favour of Akbar Ali, all residents of Dharmari, was also released.

Their houses were burnt by militants on February 21, 2006, they said.

A financial aid of Rs 1 lakh was provided to Talib Hussain of Budhan whose house was also burnt by militants on March 18, 2008, officials said.

The relief will be disbursed among the victims through direct benefit transfer (DBT), they added.

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