Punjab CM announces Rs 2 lakh for kin of apple trader killed in Shopian

Chandigarh: (PTI) Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Thursday announced an ex gratia of Rs 2 lakh for the family of the Fazilka-based apple trader killed by unknown gunmen in Shopian.
Charanjit Singh, an apple trader, was killed while another person, Sanjeev, was injured in an attack by gunmen in Shopian on Wednesday.
The Chief Minister also directed the deputy commissioner to attend the cremation of the deceased, Charanjit Singh, at his native village on Friday morning.
Charanjit’s mortal remains were flown to Amritsar on Thursday and transported from there to his village, an official spokesperson said in an official release.
Amarinder Singh had on Wednesday asked officials to contact the authorities in Jammu and Kashmir to facilitate the return of the trader’s mortal remains to Punjab.
The Chief Minister has also announced Rs 1 lakh relief for the injured, who is undergoing treatment in Srinagar.
He has requested the J&K authorities to ensure the best treatment for Sanjeev.
Expressing concern over militant attacks in Kashmir, the chief minister called for a strong response by India.
“We cannot let these terrorists continue killing our people,” he asserted.

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