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Arvind Kejriwal seeks Rs 1cr for dead cop’s family

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay wrote to Bassi on the law and order situation in the city.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
October 15, 2014 3:39:57 am

A day after Delhi Police constable Jagbir Singh was killed, AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal wrote to Lt-Governor Najeeb Jung on Tuesday, asking him to announce a compensation of Rs one crore to his family.

The former Delhi Chief Minister also raised a host of issues that plague the Delhi Police, and asked that they be resolved at the earliest even as the Delhi units of the Congress and BJP wrote to the Union government and the Delhi police commissioner, demanding immediate action.

Kejriwal wrote, “Jagbir laid down his life fighting against criminals and for the protection of the public. After his martyrdom, it is the duty of the government to look after the well being of his family. You will recall that as one of its first decisions, my government had started a scheme for the Delhi Police personnel, who lose their lives on duty. According to this scheme, it was decided to immediately provide a financial assistance of Rs one crore to the family members of police personnel, who lose their lives, discharging their duties. I also request you to provide government employment to one member of his family and ensure proper education and well being of his children.”

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday held a meeting with Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi, where he expressed concern over the recent killings of policemen in the city.

Delhi BJP chief Satish Upadhyay wrote to Bassi on the law and order situation in the city. The letter comes two days after the party’s social media chief, Khemchand Sharma’s wife chain was snatched on Sunday while she was on her way to examination centre.

“Delhi isn’t just unsafe for common people, but even for police officers. A girl was abducted from near the offices of the Home Ministry. This is nothing but gunda raj,” Arvinder Singh Lovely, DPCC president, said.

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