Srinagar: Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar has sanctioned a relief amount of Rs 2 crore for 3,500 police personnel and SPOs who were wounded during the current anti-India uprising in Kashmir.
Speaking at a function here on Thursday, Rajendra said that men-in-khaki perform in extremely hostile situations to safeguard the lives and properties of people. Keeping in view this exemplary service, the department is providing relief to such personnel, he said.
The DGP disclosed that more than 4,000 personnel from state police and other security agencies have been injured in different incidents of violence which include 1,369 from south Kashmir and 964 from north Kashmir. He said that cops critically injured in the clashes have been provided financial assistance to meet out the expenses of their medical treatment. He said that the injured cops have been treated in different hospitals including Army Base Hospital and police hospital Srinagar.
Rajendra said that many welfare schemes are in force to provide assistance to the police personnel and their families to infuse energy among them. The officers and jawans of the force are committed towards their spirit of public service and it is our responsibility to boost their morale, he added.