103 compensation cases of militancy victims settled

Excelsior Correspondent

RAJOURI, Apr 12: District Administration Rajouri has settled long pending 103 cases of compensation in militancy related incidents. Special teams reached the aggrieved families and in a short span of 5 months all pending cases have been settled.
All 103 cases in favour of families which lost their members in militancy related incidences were settled in 4 meetings conducted by the district administration. Out of these total cases, 78 have been provided cash compensation of Rs 5 lakh each while 25 cases provided employment in favour of next kin. These cases were pending for a long time due to various formalities. With this all pending cases have been cleared.
Deputy Commissioner, Dr Shahid Iqbal Choudhary informed that these cases included 2 of year 1996, 1 of 1997, 3 of 1998, 3 of 1999, 5 of 2000, 12 of 2001, 25 of 2002, 19 of 2003, 10 of 2006, 9 of 2005, 2 of 2006, 3 of 2007, 3 of 2009, 1 of 2011 and 3 cases of year 2015.
In addition to militancy related cases, the incidences of losses due to ceasefire violation prompt relief and compensation was paid by the district administration which included 14 death cases, 1 disability, and 168 cases of damage to residential houses.
The Deputy Commissioner awarded a cash reward of Rs 40,000 to 4 officials for assisting in fast-tracking the long pending cases of militancy related incidences and immediate relief to victims of cross-border firing in the district during last one year.


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