Jamalpur killings: Victims' family get Rs 2.5 lakh

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Oct 17, 2014 10:22 IST

Rajesh Bagha, chairman, Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission, on Thursday visited the family of Jamalpur shooting victims in Bhoapur village near Machhiwara and handed over a cheque for Rs 2.5 lakh as compensation.

The state government had earlier announced a grant of Rs 10 lakh to the family.

The cheque was given on behalf of the state government. Bagha, accompanied by other members of the commission, said the remaining Rs 7.5 lakh would be handed over to the family soon.

The two brothers, Harinder Singh and Jatinder Singh, were allegedly shot dead by police at Jamalpur a few days ago, causing much embarrassment to the city police.

Bagha also assured the victims' family that the culprits would be brought to book. "The additional deputy general of police (ADGP), heading the inquiry in the case, will submit a report on October 29. Once submitted, it will be shown to family members. If they are not satisfied, a fresh investigation would be ordered," he said.

Assuring victims' father Satpal Singh, Bagha said he would also write to the state government that his daughter be provided a government job, adding that he had also asked the Khanna senior superintendent of police (SSP) to provide security to the family.

Bagha was accompanied by Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission members Bharti Kennedy, Dalip Singh Pandhi and district welfare officer Rajinder Kumar.

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