Maharashtra government announces Rs 15 lakh aid to kin of martyred BSF jawan

Koli had joined BSF in 2008 and is survived by his wife and two sons aged four years and two years.

By: PTI | Mumbai | Updated: October 31, 2016 8:04 am
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The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced Rs 15 lakh financial aid to kin of BSF jawan Nitin Subhash Koli who was killed in ceasefire violation by Pakistani troops in Macchil sector along the LoC in Jammu and Kashmir. 28-year-old constable Koli, hailing from Dudhgaon village Sangli in Maharashtra, was martyred yesterday in firing by Pakistani security forces. Koli had joined BSF in 2008 and is survived by his wife and two sons aged four years and two years.

“I salute our brave martyr Nitin Koli from Sangli who lost his life protecting our nation. We stand by his family in their tough time,” Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said on Sunday.

“We have taken a decision to provide financial aid of Rs 15 lakh to the family of our martyred soldier,” he told media. After the news broke out of Koli being killed, villagers from Dudhgoan yesterday decided not to celebrate Diwali.

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First Published on: October 30, 2016 6:36 pm
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    Avinash
    Oct 30, 2016 at 10:11 pm
    An spotted.
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      mathimathi
      Oct 30, 2016 at 3:03 pm
      feku modi Suit bhakt spotted.
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        mathimathi
        Oct 30, 2016 at 1:41 pm
        good. but why exactly Rs 15 lakhs. ❔❔
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          rahul
          Oct 30, 2016 at 2:49 pm
          Rahul hi spotted!
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            sajeev
            Oct 30, 2016 at 2:13 pm
            RIDICULOUS. This brave soldier gave up his life for India. And the Government can spare just Rs.15 lakhs ???
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              ProdyotPran
              Oct 30, 2016 at 4:26 pm
              I am totally ignorant about the quantum of compensatory istances offered to the family members of our martyrs. But, I am sure this announcement of Rs. 15 lakh is over and above the usual package of istances awarded by the relevant governments.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;When India wins any important series in cricket, say the world cup, the players are showered with flats, crores of money, luxury cars and what nots.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;I feel we need to adequately compensate the family of our martyrs too.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;So that we can live till tomorrow and beyond, they sacrifice their lives todaylt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;We need to respectably compensate their sacrifices.lt;br/gt;-lt;br/gt;1. Immediate jobs to surviving adults without any age constraintslt;br/gt;2. Free education to all his/her surviving children at least till bachelors levellt;br/gt;3. Free Lodge in the relevant transit hostels in any places in Indialt;br/gt;4. Concessional travel guarantees in railway and state owned flightslt;br/gt;5. etclt;br/gt;Let us prove that we care.lt;br/gt;-
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