Delhi Police to donate Rs one crore for Uttarakhand victims

Last Updated: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 15:32

New Delhi: The Delhi Police will contribute Rs one crore from its personnel`s salaries to Prime Minister`s Relief Fund for Uttarakhand flood victims.

"We have decided to contribute Rs one crore from the salaries of our personnel to Prime Minister`s Relief Fund for those affected by the devastating flash-floods in Uttarakhand," Delhi Police Commissioner Neeraj Kumar said on Monday at the flagging off ceremony of new PCR vans of Delhi Police at India Gate.

Several security and other organisations have also pledged part of their salaries for the rescue and relief operations in the hill state.

Uttarakhand has bore the maximum brunt of the Himalayan Tsunami which has left a trail of devastation and destruction. Thousands of people are still stranded or missing while relief teams race against time and battle inclement weather to rescue them.

The official death toll as of yesterday was put at 680 while Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna said the death toll is likely to be around 1,000.

PTI



First Published: Monday, June 24, 2013 - 11:39

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