Delhi violence: govt announces Rs 1 crore compensation for slain IB jawan's family

Delhi violence: govt announces Rs 1 crore compensation for slain IB jawan's family

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the family of slain Intelligence Bureau (IB) official who was killed in the Delhi violence. His body was found lying in a drain in Chand Bagh.

"We are announcing a compensation of Rs 1 crore for the family of Intelligence Bureau official Ankit Sharma and a member of their family will be given a job by Delhi government," said Kejriwal on Monday.

Earlier, the Delhi government had announced a similar compensation of Rs 1 crore for Delhi Police head constable Ratan Lal who was also killed in the violence in northeast Delhi.

Families of other victims of Delhi violence will be given a compensation of Rs 2 lakh. Death toll in the Delhi violence has now touched 46.

"A compensation of Rs 2 lakh will be paid to the next of kin of the people who have died in the communal violence. Persons who have been seriously injured will be given a relief amount of Rs 50,000," a senior official had said earlier.

The official said the compensation is part of the government's existing scheme to offer relief fund to victims killed in any disaster or other such incidents.

"The beneficiaries would be identified through the MLCs (medico-legal cases). We have already discussed it with hospital authorities. The relief fund would be transferred to the beneficiaries through bank transactions," the official said.

Clashes broke out between rival groups in northeast Delhi last week resulting in the deaths of 46 people. Rioters ran amok in the areas and burnt shops, houses and destroyed entire localities.