Mehbooba announces Rs 5 lakh ex gratia, orders probe

SRINAGAR: Chief Minister, Mehbooba Mufti has expressed grief and shock over the tragic accident at Gulmarg in which a tourist family of four and three local youth were killed while they were on a Gondola ride.
Mehbooba, who was herself monitoring the rescue operations, announced ex gratia relief of Rs 5 lakh in favour of next of kin of the killed. She also directed conducting of a high level inquiry to know of the causes or lapses, if any, that led to the accident.
The chief minister has also conveyed her grief and condolence to the families of the three local youth who were also killed in the same accident.
As the news of the accident was received, a team of high level officers led by the divisional commissioner and other officers supervised the rescue at the spot. The bodies of the deceased are being sent to their homes while as the injured have been shifted to hospital.