25 people killed, 162 injured along LoC in last two years: Govt

Tahir Bhat


The government of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday said that 25 people were killed in last two years along the International Border (IB) and Line of Control (LoC) while 162 have been injured.

In a written reply to a question of BJP MLA Rajesh Gupta, the government said that 224 houses were also damaged in the state in cross-border shelling/firing in the state.

The government also said that Rs 23.00 Lac ( Ex-gratia relief) has been paid to the NOKs of 23 persons killed out of 25 civilians who died during last two years and the payment of exgratia relief in respect of the remaining two cases is under process.

Ex-gratia to the tune of Rs 6.20 lac has been paid in respect of 110 injured persons and amount of Rs 43.66 Lac has been disbursed on account of damage to the properties (!65 Houses) due to border shelling in Jammu division, said government.

They reply further revealed that the damage caused to the property due to cross-border shelling in respect districts of Baramulla and Kupwara is being assessed for grant of compensation and grant of relief to the injured is also in process.

The government also said that 94 militants have been killed on the International Border and LoC while three militants have been arrested along LoC and IB in last two years.



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