Pathankot attack: Centre sends Rs 6.35 crore bill to Punjab for payment of forces deployed in anti-terror operations!
A 'bill war' has begun between Centre and Punjab over Pathankot terror attack operations.
Chandigarh: A 'bill war' has begun between Centre and Punjab over Pathankot terror attack operations.
The bone of the contention is that Centre has sent a bill of Rs 6.35 crore to Punjab government asking it to pay the amount for the paramilitary forces deployed during the Pathankot terror attack in January.
The Union Home Ministry has asked Punjab to pay for deployment of 20 companies of paramilitary forces between January 2 and January 27 in Pathankot and nearby areas during anti-terror operations, according to a report in TOI.
The Home Ministry's letter states that the expenditure for each company is Rs 1,77,143 a day.
The letter also directed the Punjab government to bear transportation charges.
Punjab government has refused to pay the bill.
Noteworthy, Akali Dal (ruling party in Punjab) is a part of BJP-led NDA at the Centre.