Day before staging protest, Maur blasts victims get compensation
The district administration distributed a compensation of Rs 36.50 lakh to the Maur blasts victims on Saturday.punjab Updated: Feb 26, 2017 15:40 IST
The district administration distributed a compensation of ₹36.50 lakh to the Maur blasts victims on Saturday.
The move comes a day before the victims’ families had threatened to protest against the delay in disbursal of the relief amount.
Deputy commissioner Ghanshyam Thori said kin of the six deceased — Ashok Kumar, Barkha Rani, Harpal Palli, Saurab Singla, Ripandeep Singh and Japsimran Singh — have been given ₹5 lakh each.
The injured have been given ₹50,000 each, he added.
Thori said following the directions of the Election Commission, Maur sub-divisional magistrate Latif Ahmed distributed the relief money in the presence of government officials.
“No political leader was involved in distribution of the relief money ,” he said.
First Published: Feb 25, 2017 19:03 IST