UP announces ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh each to constables` kin

Uttar Pradesh government today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh each to the next of kin of two police constables, who died last night in Firozabad.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 16, 2014, 18:02 PM IST

Varanasi: Uttar Pradesh government today announced an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh each to the next of kin of two police constables, who died last night in Firozabad.

"We have decided to give an ex-gratia of Rs 20 lakh to the family members of the two constables who were killed in Firozabad last night," Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav told reporters here.

"The two constables sacrificed their life and showed immense bravery while they were making efforts to restore law and order situation," Yadav said, adding, "Firozabad is my own district and I am very well aware of every situation there."

Two constables Dinesh Pratap Singh?and Giriraj Kishore Gujjar aged between 30-32 were killed last night while they were chasing a group of miscreants in Ramgarh area of Firozabad district.

The duo had learnt of some miscreants fleeing after carrying out a loot and had gone to intervene, while chasing them Giriraj was shot dead and died on the spot whereas other constable Dinesh died in the hospital during the treatment.

The Chief Minister asserted that he has directed all district senior officials to reach the incident spot as soon as any crime occurs in order to maintain proper law and order situation without bias.

The officials who will not adhere by the order and fail to reach the spot, will be punished and harsh action will be initiated against them, he said.

Development of the state was his topmost priority and efforts were on to provide better power supply in Uttar Pradesh, Yadav said.

Yadav, who came here on a personal visit, said, "Efforts were being made to complete all the under-construction bridges in Poorvanchal region by year 2016."