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Karkare's family spurns Modi's monetary help

November 29, 2008 16:45 IST

The family of slain Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Hemant Karkare [Images] has declined Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's [Images] offer of monetary help, sources said on Saturday.

Modi on Friday visited the residences of Karkare and encounter specialist Vijay Salaskar, who were killed while fighting militants on Wednesday night.

Modi also announced that his government would give Rs 1 crore (Rs 10 million) to Maharashtra for the families of the policemen killed in the attacks.

Karkare's widow and other family members have declined Modi's offer, the sources said.

Fourteen Maharashtra police personnel, including two IPS officers, sacrificed their lives while fighting terrorists.

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