J&K L-G announces Rs 30 lakh ex gratia for kin of agriculture officer killed in terror attack

Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Girish Chandra Murmu has announced a special ex gratia of 30 lakhs rupees for the next of the kin of junior agriculture extension officer Sheikh Zahoor Ahmed who was killed by terrorists in the line of duty.

Zahoor Ahmad and Hakura village Sarpanch Syed Mohammad Rafi were killed, when terrorists had lobbed a grenade during the Back to Village programme in Anantnag district on Tuesday. The Lt. Governor also directed the Rural Development Department to expeditiously process the compensation case of the deceased Sarpanch.

Two other government employees also sustained injuries in the attack. The Lt. Governor has further directed the Divisional Commissioner Kashmir to ensure that the two injured employees receive the best medical treatment.

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