Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Rs 20 Lacs for kin of Modi bodyguards who died in mishap

GANDHINAGAR: Chief minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday announced that the heirs of his security personnel, who died in a road accident on October 16 while going to Dwarka to attend his Sadbhavana fast, will receive aid worth Rs 20 lakh.

"Rs 20 lakh will be given to the heirs of both the security personnel of the state reserved police force - Vikramsinh Khatubha Parmar and Chimanbhai K Chaudhari," said an official note, quoting government spokesperson Jay Narayan Vyas.

Rs 10,000 will be given to the kin of each of the deceased from the welfare fund, Rs 1 lakh under the Bandhutva Sahay Fund, Rs 15 lakh under group accident insurance, and Rs 4 to 6 lakh, calculated as per the remaining years in the job of the commandos.

The announcement comes a day after opposition leader Shaktisinh Gohil attacked Modi for not showing "sadbhavna" to the deceased's kin

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