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J&K: 'Security for separatists costs over Rs. 9.47 cr'

PTI  Jammu, March 22, 2013
First Published: 16:34 IST(22/3/2013) | Last Updated: 16:43 IST(22/3/2013)

Security cover of the separatist leadership of Hurriyat Conference has cost the Jammu and Kashmir government over Rs. 9.47 crore in last 12 years, chief minister Omar Abdullah said on Friday.

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The amount spent to provide security to separatists has also gone up from Rs. 15,70,750 in 2001 to Rs. 1,66,10,251 in 2012.

In a written reply to a question in the Assembly on Friday, Abdullah said that Rs. 9,47,03,700 had been incurred on the account of providing security cover to Hurriyat and separatist leaders in Kashmir valley in last 12 years.

Of this, Rs. 4,96,61,299 was spent on the salaries of Personal Security Officers (PSOs) and drivers provided for the security of Hurriyat and separatist leaders, he said.

While Rs. 71,10,268 was spent on fuel required for government vehicles used in the security of the separatists, Rs. 3,79,32,133 was spent on the account of salaries of the residential security guards provided to them during the same period, Omar said.


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