JK Truck Attack: Aggrieved Families Return Financial Aid

Family members of the two truckers injured in Udhampur attack rejected financial assistance given by government,for failing to serve justice.

Published: 14th October 2015 07:57 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th October 2015 07:57 PM   |  A+A-


SRINAGAR: The family members of the two truckers, who were injured in Udhampur attack last week, today rejected the financial assistance given by J&K government, accusing the state of "failing" to give justice to them.

"We do not want their money, we just want that the attackers be punished. We reject any financial assistance by the government. They have failed to deliver justice. There is no government, there is no justice," Ghulam Rasool Bhat, father of Zahid Ahmad told reporters here.

Zahid Ahmed (19) and Showkat Ahmed (35) were severely injured when allegedly a petrol bomb was hurled at their truck last week, in Udhampur.

Bhat said he, along with Ghulam Mohammad Dar, father of another injured – Showkat Ahmad – have returned the two air tickets and financial assistance to the government.

"We handed over cheques and cash totaling Rs 40,000 to Chief Minister Mufti Mohammad Sayeed during his tour to Anantnag yesterday. He took the money without saying anything," he said.

The aggrieved father said the government had "insulted" them by providing "few thousand" rupees in relief for their sons' treatment and was "creating hype" by promising it would take care of their treatment.

The duo flanked by independent legislator Shiekh Abdul Rashid, alleged that Deputy Commissioner Anantnag and Tehsildar Anantnag threatened them, if they revealed the condition of their sons before the media.

They said that we would be arrested under Public Safety Act (PSA) if we did not adhere to them, Bhat said.

Rashid assured the families that he would bear all the expenses of the treatment of the injured and paid Rs 1 lakh each to both the families as first installment.

"I will go to Delhi with them and see to it that both the injured are treated well," he said.

 The two truckers, who were admitted to the Government Medical College (GMC) hospital in Jammu were recently flown to AIIMS in Delhi for better treatment.


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