Family of soldier, who died in Naugam encounter refuses to accept Rs 20 lakh cheque

Vishal Chaudhry, a resident of Randa village in UP, was one of two soldiers killed in the army operation in Naugam sector of Kashmir's Kupwara district that also left two militants dead.

Bulandshahr | Published:August 8, 2016 4:33 pm
kashmir, kashmir encounter, naugam encounter, naugam encounter soldier killed, naugam encounter soldier compensation, naugam killed soldier compensation, soldier family refuse compensation, india news, latest news They demanded that the amount be raised to Rs 50 lakh and a government job be given to one of the family members. (Source: Express Photo by Shuaib Masoodi)

The family of a soldier, who was killed while thwarting an infiltration bid in Kashmir, has refused to accept Rs 20 lakh compensation offered by Uttar Pradesh government.

28-year-old Vishal Chaudhry, a resident of Randa village in UP, was one of two soldiers killed in the army operation in Naugam sector of Kashmir’s Kupwara district that also left two militants dead.

The cheque was delivered here yesterday after his last rites were performed, the family said.

They demanded that the amount be raised to Rs 50 lakh and a government job be given to one of the family members.

They also said that a petrol pump or a cooking gas agency should be alloted to his widow.

However, Additional District Magistrate Arvind Pandey claimed that the family has accepted the cheque after he assured them of conveying their demands to the state government.

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