Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the family of the Fazilka apple trader who was killed in Shopian terrorist attack yesterday.
The chief minister has also directed the DC to attend the cremation of the deceased, Charanjit Singh, at his native village on Friday morning.
Charanjit’s mortal remains were flown to Amritsar today and transported from there to his village, according to an official spokesperson.
Capt Amarinder had on Thursday asked his officers to contact the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to facilitate the return of the trader’s mortal remains to Punjab.
The chief minister has also announced Rs 1 lakh for the injured Sanjeev, who is undergoing treatment in Sringar.
He has requested the J&K authorities to ensure the best treatment for Sanjeev, who was injured in the Shopian attack.
Expressing anger and grief at the continuing terrorist assaults on innocent people in Kashmir, as well as the killing of Indian soldiers by Pakistan-backed militants, the chief minister has called for a strong response by India.
“We cannot let these terrorists continue killing our people,” he asserted.