Government declares compensation for Mumbai attack victims

February 17th, 2009 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Feb 17 (ANI): The Government has declared a compensation for families of the 164 victims, including 22 security personnel, killed in the Mumbai terror attacks.
Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal informed on Tuesday that the legal heirs of the 22 martyrs of 26/11 strikes have been paid a compensation of Rs 25 lakh and the remaining legal heirs of the people killed in the tragedy have received Rs 5 lakh each.
The Maharashtra Government has also announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 each to the 233 injured persons.
In five cases, persons have refused to accept the compensation and in one case, the address of the injured person remains untraced, Jaiswal said.
Under the central scheme for Assistance to the Victims of Terrorist and Communal Violence, a sum of Rs 3 lakh is provided to the next of kin of the innocent persons who have died or have become permanently incapacitated due to terrorist violence, the Ministry said.
However, Jaiswal clarified that the Maharashtra Government has not sent any proposal regarding the scheme so far. (ANI)

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