Punjab Condemns Terror Strike; Brave to Be Awarded

The Punjab Cabinet strongly condemned Pakistan for clandestinely perpetrating a terror attack at Dina Nagar in Gurdaspur district.

Published: 04th August 2015 02:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 04th August 2015 08:07 AM   |  A+A-

CHANDIGARH: The Punjab Cabinet on Monday strongly condemned Pakistan for clandestinely perpetrating a terror attack at Dina Nagar in Gurdaspur district.

As a mark of respect to the exemplary courage shown by Gurdaspur SP Baljit Singh, who died fighting militants on July 27, the Cabinet approved appointment of his son as a deputy superintendent of police. It also mourned the killing of three civilians in the incident.

Appreciating the valour and presence of mind shown by Punjab Roadways driver Nanak Chand when faced with terror, the government announced a cash reward of Rs 3 lakh to him.

Besides honouring him with a state award during the Independence Day function, his name would be recommended to the Government of India for the national bravery award. The services of both Chand and bus conductor would be regularised.

A civilian who provided information during terror strike and two railway employees who averted a major tragedy by spotting live bombs planted on a railway bridge would get a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh each.The Cabinet gave its nod for providing ex-gratia grant of Rs 25 lakh to the legal heirs of Baljit and Rs 10 lakh each to the family of three Punjab Home Guards jawans, who sacrificed their lives while performing their duty.

Also Rs 3 lakh would be given to the injured Punjab Police officials and Home Guards, besides the best medical treatment free of cost. The Cabinet also approved to give job to the next of kin of deceased Home Guard jawans. The injured Home Guards would be absorbed in the Punjab Police.

The injured policemen would be promoted and Rs 1 crore allotted for Dina Nagar Police Station. All the families of the deceased police officials would get salary till the date of their retirement.

It also gave approval to relax the existing relief norms to give Rs 5 lakh to the kin of deceased civilians and `3 lakh to the injured. The state government would bear the entire medical expense for the treatment of injured civilians in both government and private hospitals.

The Cabinet gave a go ahead to apply the Punjab Intelligence Cadre (Group C) Service Rules, 2015, for the employees of Punjab Police.

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