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Yogi Adityanath announces Rs 25L ex gratia to kin of two CRPF personnel killed in Kupwara encounter

Yogi Adityanath said the supreme sacrifice of these brave jawans will not go in vain and the entire nation is standing with them. 

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New Delhi Published on: March 04, 2019 8:01 IST
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Yogi Adityanath announces ex gratia to kin of CRPF personnel killed in Kupwara encounter 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday announced ex gratia of Rs 25 lakh to the next kin of each of the two CRPF personnel martyred during an encounter with terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir's Kupwara area. Expressing profound grief at the death of Vinod Kumar of Ghaziabad and Shyam Narain Yadav of Ghazipur, the chief minister has announced an ex gratia of Rs 25 lakh each for their families, an official spokesperson said.

The chief minister also said one kin of each of the slain CRPF personnel will be given a government job and one road in their native districts will be named after them, the spokesperson said. 

Yogi Adityanath said the supreme sacrifice of these brave jawans will not go in vain and the entire nation is standing with them. 

Five security personnel were killed in an encounter with militants on Friday in Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, while a civilian died in clashes near the site. The slain personnel included a CRPF inspector and a jawan, two army men and a policeman.

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