135 militancy-related, cross-border shelling cases cleared for compensation

JAMMU: Around 135 cases related to militancy incidents and cross-border firing were cleared for compensation, relief and employment in Rajouri district, a Government official said today.

The cases were cleared at a meeting of district level coordination cum screening committee (DLCSC) chaired by District Magistrate, Rajouri, Shahid Iqbal Choudhary, the official said.

Senior Army, BSF, police and civil officers attended the meeting, approving compensation in 17 pending cases of militancy-related incidents pertaining to various years from 1998 to 2011.

The committee approved employment in favour of 12 cases and cash compensation of Rs four Lakhs in remaining five cases, the official said, adding with this all the militancy related cases have been settled in the district. (AGENCIES)