Compensation announced for families affected in fire

A high-level team of Jammu and Kashmir officials visited the village that was gutted in the fire on Friday and announced a compensation of Rs 10,000 each to affected families.

Updated: Dec 19, 2010, 18:21 PM IST

Srinagar: A high-level team of Jammu and
Kashmir officials on Sunday visited the village that was gutted in
the fire on Friday and announced a compensation of Rs 10,000
each to affected families.

"A total of 45 houses have been gutted in the fire
incident at Khupran village in Bandipore," a spokesman said
after the team visited the affected village.

The team announced Rs 10,000 as compensation to each
affected family from Chief Minister`s relief fund. The amount
is in addition to Rs 35,000 as relief, which was announced by
the Divisional Commissioner, the spokesman said.

The team comprising adviser to Chief Minister Mubarak
Gul, senior NC leader and local MLA Nazir Ahmed Gurezi and
Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Asgar Samoon visited the
affected village on the instructions of Chief Minister Omar
Abdullah, he added.

The fire broke out on December 17 in one of the houses in
Khupran village in Gurez sector and later engulfed other
houses.

The team also distributed 150 blankets of the Red
Cross Society and also announced Rs 45 lakh for link road up
to Khupran village, he added.

Army, which was the first to reach the scene to assist
the villagers, also announced a cash relief of Rs 25,000 to
each family.

PTI