Magisterial probe begins

Mian Altaf Visits Bereaved Family


Thanamandi (Rajouri), Jan 31: The magisterial probe ordered in a mysterious blast, which killed two minors here yesterday, began on Thursday. The Minister for Forests Mian Altaf Ahmad visited Thanamandi and handed over ex-gratia relief to the bereaved family.
Official sources said the Additional Deputy Commissioner Rajouri, who has been asked to conduct a probe into the incident, visited the village today and met some of the villagers.
“The probe has begun and it is expected that the report will be filed before the government within three days,” sources said. Minister for Forests Mian Altaf Ahmad visited Thanamandi to express sympathies with the bereaved family of Lal Hussain who lost his two minors, Shazeena Kounsar and Khurshid Mehmood, in the blast. The minister handed over a cheque of Rs. 2.20 lakh as ex-gratia relief to the head of the family and asked the police and revenue authorities to complete all necessary formalities so that process for providing government job to one member of the family is completed at the earliest.
The minister also conveyed the sympathies of the Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to the grief-stricken family.
Describing the incident as unfortunate, Altaf said the government shares the grief of the family members while assuring that the process has been initiated to find out the actual cause of the incident.
He directed the Revenue authorities to personally visit the family to collect the requisite information.
Meanwhile, army, BSF, police and district administration today held a joint meeting at Rajouri to review the security situation after the yesterday’s blast.
Counter Insurgency Force (Romeo) decided to start an awareness campaign for the children and residents in remote areas to avoid repeat of such unfortunate incidents, a Defence spokesman said.

Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Thu, 31 Jan 2013 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:00:00 IST

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