In a significant move, J&K Bank has granted jobs to the widows of two private security guards Javaid Ahmed Bhat and Muzaffar Ahmad, who were killed last month by unidentified gunmen while manning the cash van in Kulgam. Both these guards were employees of a private security firm working under an arrangement with bank.
Notably, soon after the fateful incident Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti had expressed hope that the bank would take a sympathetic view of the families of the slain guards.
Today, Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmad also gave Cash Certificates worth Rs 4.75 Lacs to each of the four kids of slain guards amounting to Rs 19 Lacs. The amount has been contributed by the bank staff for the welfare of the two families.
On the occasion, the Chairman Parvez Ahmed expressed his heartfelt condolences to families of the slain personnel and prayed for better future of their families and children.
He said, “In line with the wishes of the chief minister to take a humanistic view of the economic condition of these families and its impact on their children, we immediately appointed the wives of slain security guards as Banking Attendants.”
“I hope and pray that such incidents never happen again with anyone else here. For, killing of a person actually devastate families in the process”, he added.