Ex-gratia enhanced for kin of slain CRPF jawans

16/02/2019 at 4:04 PM

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today enhanced the ex-gratia announced for the family members of the two martyred CRPF jawans from Rs 10 lakh to Rs 25 lakh.

On Friday, Patnaik announced Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia each to the family members of Prasanna Kumar Sahu and Manoj Kumar Behera, who were killed in Pulwama terror attack on Thursday.

Patnaik also announced that the State Government will bear the education cost of the children of the slain jawans while their villages will be converted to model villages.

The schools where the duo studied will be named after the jawans.

Patnaik announced this after paying tributes to the martyrs at the airport here.

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