49 police personnel, 71 civilians killed in 2 yrs


JAMMU: A total of 49 police personnel and 71 civilians were killed in militancy related incidents in the state during last two years, according to J&K government.
In a written reply to NC MLA Devender Singh Rana’s query, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti told the Legislative Assembly that 20 civilians and 17 police personnel were killed in 2016 as compared to 51 civilians and 32 police personnel in 2017. 66 civilians and 50 police men got injured in 2016, and 108 civilians and 84 police men got injured in 2017 in militancy related incidents, she said.
The government also added the details of compensation paid to Next of Kin (NoK) of martyred police personnel – “Special welfare relief of Rs 6.47 Cr was paid to NoK of 53 martyred police personnel and Rs 12 lakh to NoK of 6 SPOs out of Contributory Welfare Fund.
Ex-gratia relief of Rs 3.66 Cr paid to NoK of 55 martyred police personnel and Rs 6 lakh to NoKs of 3 SPOs out of state budget. Additional ex gratia relief of Rs 60 lakh paid to NoK of 20 martyred police personnel by MHA Government of India (GoI), New Delhi.”
The government also informed about the amount of the ex gratia being given in respect of the persons killed or permanently/ partially disabled, directly as a result of violence attributable to breach of law and order or any other form of civil commotion i.e., Rs 1 lakh for death, Rs. 0.75 lakh for permanent disability and 0.10 lakh for partial disability.
Under “Central scheme for assistance to civilian victims/family of victims of terrorist/communal/ LWE violence and cross border firing and mine/ IED blasts on Indian territory” an amount of Rs 5 lakh was to be given to family members in the event of death or permanent incapacitation of the victim as a result of terrorist, communal or LWE violence and cross border firing and mine/ IED blasts in Indian territory, the government said.