Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced an ex-gratia of Rs. One crore to the families of six security forces personnel who lost their lives in the line of duty.
Among the six martyred security forces personnel, three were from the Indian Air Force (IAF), two were Delhi Police personnel and one was a part of the civil defence.
The Delhi Deputy Chief Minister announced the names of the martyrs whose families will receive the financial assistance:
1. ACP Sanket Kaushik (Delhi Police)
2. NC(E) Rajesh Kumar (Indian Air Force)
3. Flight Lieutenant Sunit Mohanty (Indian Air Force)
4. Squadron leader Meet Kumar (Indian Air Force)
5. Constable Vikas Kumar (Delhi Police)
6. Pravesh Kumar (Civil Defence)
Kejriwal Govt to give an ex-gratia of ₹1 crore each to the families of 6 brave martyrs:
ACP Sanket Kaushik (DP)
NC(E) Rajesh Kumar (IAF)
Flt Lt. Sunit Mohanty (IAF)
Sqn Ldr Meet Kumar (IAF)
Shri Vikas Kumar (DP)
Shri Pravesh Kumar (CD)
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Towards the end of the briefing, Sisodia also stated that the Delhi government is always with the families of soldiers who were killed while serving the country.
“The Delhi government is with the families of the martyrs. And this ex-gratia gives a surety to all security forces personnel who take part in operations or in war that the public and the government are with them.”