Chidambaram seeks report from CISF over assistance to martyrs
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 15:55
Ghaziabad: Encountering a stream of grieving family members with one of them even fainting before receiving a posthumous gallantry medal, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday asked the CISF to give a detailed report on the assistance provided to the ten personnel killed in the Naxal attack at NALCO mines in Orissa last year.

Chidambaram, who was awarding gallantry medal winners of the force including ten families of the martyrs of the CISF during its raising day here, was met by sobbing relatives.

"I have spoken to everyone of them... everyone of them has either got a job or has got... they have all been given compensation, they have been given a job... in one case the lady told me... I couldn't quite understand," he told reporters when asked about his interaction with the family members, many of whom he was seen consoling.

"I have now asked (from the CISF authorities) for a list of the ten martyrs, the ten next of kin and what job is being given to the ten families. I think one of them... there is some problem about a job which would be sorted out by Saturday," he said.

Rita Devi, sister of slain CISF constable Lalit Kumar, fainted while she was accompanying her mother Munesh Devi to receive her brother's gallantry medal.

Chidambaram promptly took a few steps ahead in a bid to help the girl himself even before other officers rushed towards her.


First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 15:55

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