Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Ex-gratia to parents of jawans killed in naxal attack

New Delhi, Sep 8 (PTI) CISF has given Rs 2.5 lakhs each as ex-gratia on humanitarian grounds to the parents of ten jawans killed in a naxal attack in Orissa in April, in addition to Rs five lakh each paid to their next of kin.

As per the present practice, ex-gratia amount is paid to the 'next of kin' (NOK), which in maximum cases are the wives of the jawans.

While the CISF had already paid Rs five lakh each to the NOK of the these jawans, killed in a naxal attack on NALCO mines in the state, the force has now paid Rs 2.5 lakh each to the parents of the personnel.

"The money was given to the parents because in some earlier cases, it had come to light that most of the parents were dependant on their son

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