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JK govt pays ex-gratia to kin of youth killed in fake encounter

May 30, 2010 21:57 IST

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Sunday, paid an ex-gratia of Rs one lakh each to the kin of the three youth killed by the army in an alleged fake encounter on April 30 even as protests against the killings continued for the second day running in parts of the Valley.

Minister of state for roads and buildings, Javed Ahmad Dar who is also the local MLA visited the victims families in the Nadihal village of Baramulla district on Sunday afternoon.An official statement said Dar expressed his sympathies with the bereaved families and assured them that 'the persons involved in this heinous crime would be booked under law and would be punished.' 

The statement said that Dar assured them that 'the government would provide every possible support to the bereaved families'.Meanwhile protests against the killings continued in Nadihal village and other parts of the valley.Police had to use teargas to disperse stone pelting mobs in parts of Srinagar, Baramulla and Anantnag.

Mukhtar Ahmad in Srinagar
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