Kulgam Family receives ex-gratia relief; Refutes allegations against Army & SOG


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Family of the 55 year old woman who died after suffering cardiac arrest allegedly during overnight raids conducted by Army and SOG at Chedura Village of Kulgam district, received ex-gratia relief of Rs 1 lakh from Jammu and Kashmir government on Wednesday.

Social welfare Minister, Sakeena  Itoo along with Deputy commissioner Kulgam visited the family of the deceased lady identified as Nazira Banoo wife late Ali Mohd Dar and handed over a cheque of Rs one lakh as ex-gratia relief to them, official sources said.

They said that the younger son of the deceased will be given a job in police department within days while as her daughter will also jet job in social welfare department as the minister verbally gave green signal to open one more Aganwardi centre in the house of deceased lady.

Pertinent to mention that the death of deceased lady evoked violent protests and clashes yesterday in the area in which several persons including security personals got injured and later administration imposed curfew  fearing more violence in the area.
Allegations that were leveled on security forces yesterday were refuted by the family members in front of the minister.

Meanwhile Deputy Commissioner Kulgam, Janhangir Ahmad Mir when contacted said, “We’ve provided ex gratia relief and there is no direction to provide job to the family member. Providing help to the family will not affect the enquiry process, we have ordered for probe and we will ascertain the actual cause of death.”


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