Govt gives ex-gratia cheque to father of deceased girls

Jammu and Kashmir government has granted an ex-gratia relief of Rs one lakh each to the family of the two girls, shot dead by militants in Sopore town of Baramulla district on Monday, officials said.

Updated: Feb 02, 2011, 15:31 PM IST

Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir government has
granted an ex-gratia relief of Rs one lakh each to the family
of the two girls, shot dead by militants in Sopore town of
Baramulla district on Monday, officials said.

Minister of State for Roads and Buildings Javed Ahmad
Dar accompanied by Sopore MLA Haji Mohammad Ashraf visited
the bereaved family last evening and handed over the ex-gratia
cheque to father of the girls, Ghulam Nabi Dar, an official
spokesman said today.

The minister and the MLA had visited the family on the
directions of Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to condole the
killing of Arifa and Akhter, the teenage daughters of Dar.

The Minister termed the killings as "unfortunate" and
"dastardly action" resorted to destabilise peace in the area.
He assured the bereaved family that culprits would be
brought to book.

The minister instructed Deputy Commissioner Baramulla
to immediately process the cases of appointment on
compassionate grounds in favour of the next of the kin of the
deceased girls.

PTI