Maur bomb blasts: Locals hold candle march, put black flags on shops

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

punjab Updated: Jan 28, 2018 14:47 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bathinda
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The injured have said that they have incurred heavy expenses on the treatment and the help provided by the state government has proved insufficient(HT File )

Residents of Maur, under the banner of the Maur Bomb Blast Virodhi Sangharsh Committee, held a candle march in Maur town on Friday evening to remember victims of January 31, 2017 twin bomb blasts and demand justice.

Joined by family members of victims, residents held the march and demanded justice as police have failed to trace the accused involved in the blasts even after one year. The traders put up black flags on their business establishments as a mark of resentment.Residents will also hold a, akhand path, the bhog of which will be held on January 31 to mark one year of blasts.

Besides demanding action in the case, residents are also demanding compensation of Rs 1 crore each and a job to one family member of the seven people killed in the blasts, Rs 10 lakh each to injured persons, building a memorial in memory of victims and to treat victim families as terrorism-hit families.

The administration has provided compensation of Rs 5 lakh each to families of the people killed in these blasts and Rs 50,000 each to injured persons. The injured have said that they have incurred heavy expenses on the treatment and the help provided by the state government has proved insufficient.

First Published: Jan 28, 2018 14:43 IST