Pulwama attack: UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 CRPF personnel

Pulwama attack: UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 CRPF personnel
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Lucknow:  The Uttar Pradesh government Friday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. 25 lakhs each to the families of the 12 CRPF jawans of the state killed in the terror attack in Pulwama, an official said.

The government has also announced job to one member of each soldier’s family besides naming the link road in their native village after the martyrs, the spokesman said.

Directives have also been issued to ensure that the last rites of the jawans are performed with full state honours in which one minister of the state government besides DM and SSP remain present as representatives of the government, the official said.

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Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has expressed profound grief over the deaths and prayed for peace for the departed soul, he said.

12 jawans belonging to the state were killed in the attack in Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday, the official said.

Those who laid down their lives are Avdhesh Kumar Yadav (Chandauli), Pankaj Kumar Tripathi (Maharajganj), Amit Kumar (Shamli), Pradip Kumar (Shamli), Vijay Kumar Maurya (Deoria), Ram Vajeel (Mainpuri), Mahesh Kumar (Allahabad), Ramesh Yadav (Varanasi), Kaushal Kumar Rawat (Agra), Pradip Singh (Kannauj), Shyam Babu (Kanpur Dehat) and Ajit Kumar Azad (Unnao), the spokesman added.