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Residents will appeal to Maur candidates not to celebrate win

punjab Updated: Mar 02, 2017 15:13 IST
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Maur blasts

Six people were killed in twin blasts in Maur on January 31.(HT File Photo)

The Maur Bomb Sangharsh Committee on Tuesday said that they would appeal to candidates of all political parties not to celebrate their victory in the elections in the town after the results are declared on March 11. 

 A meeting of the committee was held on Tuesday evening to decide the next course of action to raise their demands. The committee, besides asking candidates not to hold celebration in the town, also appealed residents of Maur not to celebrate the festival of Holi. 

 Secretary of the committee Naveen Singla said residents of the town would stage a protest at Bohar Wala chowk on March 9 and block road, put up black flags and candles against in support of their demands. In addition to this, a meeting of the committee will be held on March 5 to plan the next course of action to realise the demands,” he said. 

The residents of Maur along with members of blast victim families have staged two protests in the past few days demanding action in the case and enhanced compensation to victim families. 

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 Bathinda SSP Swapan Sharma too had met committee members and members of victim families on Monday and apprised them of the progress in investigation in the probe and assured them to trace the accused soon. 

 Besides demanding action in the case, residents have demanded compensation of Rs 1 crore each and a job to one family member of six people killed in the blasts, Rs 10 lakh each to 13 injured persons, better health facilities in the Maur civil hospital and action against some government and private doctors for not treating the injured properly, building a memorial in the memory of victims and including victim families in the terror-affected families’ list. 

 The administration has provided compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to families of the persons killed in these blasts and Rs 50, 000 each to 13 injured persons. 

 Six persons, including four children, were killed while 13 were injured in the twin bomb blasts in Maur on January 31 evening shortly after the rally of Congress candidate from Maur assembly segment Harminder Singh Jassi. The police have questioned several persons in connection with these blasts, but there has been no headway in the probe yet.